Back Mountain students named AP Scholars


First Posted: 9/8/2014

Seventy-three current students and recent graduates of Wyoming Seminary have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP (Advanced Placement) Examinations. About 18 percent of the more than two million students who took AP Examinations in May 2014, performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.

Students take AP examinations in May after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of year-long courses and exams (or their equivalent semester-long courses and exams).

Two Sem students from the Back Mountain qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams. The students, both members of the Class of 2014, are Sai Abhishek, of Shavertown, and Andrew Levandoski, of Dallas.

Five Back Mountain Sem students qualified for the AP Scholar With Distinction award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Students who graduated in May, 2014 are Sai Abhishek, of Shavertown; Christopher Kim, of Dallas; Andrew Levandoski, of Dallas; Bradley Sedor, of Shavertown. The current Sem senior who earned this distinction as a junior is Adam Rinehouse, of Shavertown.

Five students from the Back Mountain qualified for the AP Scholar With Honor award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams. Students who graduated in May, 2014 are Gabrielle Coslett, of Harveys Lake; Jamie Goldstein, of Dallas; Kelly Platt, of Dallas. Current Sem seniors who earned this distinction as juniors are Isabella Del Priore, of Dallas and Madison Nardone, of Shavertown.

Alannah Trombetta, of Dallas, who graduated in May, 2014 qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more AP Examinations with gardes of 3 or higher.

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