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Westlake Academy Students designated as AP Scholars

Seven Westlake Academy students received designations as AP Scholars, one of whom was named National Merit semifinalist and one a Scholar by the National Hispanic Recognition Program! The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

About 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.

During the September Board of Trustees Meeting, the students were recognized for their achievement.

  • AP Scholar Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: Zachariah Malik (11), Collin Ziegler (12)
  • AP Scholar with Honors: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams: John Gallagher (12), Victoria Kubyshko (12), Andres Martinez-Murill (12), Macy McQuillen (12)
  • AP Scholar with Distinction Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: Addison Adkins (12)

Victoria Kubyshko was also named a semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Victoria is one of about 16,000 scholars nationwide who will compete for more than $32 million in scholarships next spring. And Andres Martinez-Murillo has been named 2015-2016 Scholar by the National Hispanic Recognition Program for excellence in academic achievement.

“By taking AP exams in grades nine through 11, these students challenged themselves beyond the IB curriculum of study,” said Stacy Stoyanoff, DP Principal/DP Coordinator. “They are now IB Diploma Candidates and AP Scholars, as they begin their applications to colleges and universities. This is a tremendous achievement!"