Back Mountain students earn AP honors at Wyoming Seminary


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KINGSTON — Sem student, Samarth Desai of Shavertown, 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.

Fifty-one 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 22 percent of the 2.2 million students who took AP Examinations in May, 2016, 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).

Desai graduated in May.

Twenty-four 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. Back Mountain students who graduated in May are Desai, Gabrielle Grossman, Elijah Miller, Leana Pande, and Jacob Ridilla, all of Shavertown. Current Sem seniors who earned this distinction as juniors are Andrew Kim, of Dallas; Michael Kim, of Dallas; and Nicole Rose Lukesh, of Wyoming.

Thirteen students 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. Back Mountain students who graduated in May are Michael Kelly and Kevin Platt, both of Dallas. A current Sem senior who earned this distinction as a junior is Emily Laurore, of Shavertown.

Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more AP Examinations with grades of 3 or higher. A current Sem senior who earned this distinction as a junior is Dominic Wright, of Dallas.

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Information provided by Wyoming Seminary.

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