16 Seniors Earn AP Scholar Status

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Sixteen seniors at the high school received awards from the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, recognizing them as AP Scholars for 2016. The College Board presents several levels of AP Scholar Awards each year, honoring students who demonstrate outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. AP courses are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with a score of 3 or above qualifying high school students for college course credit.

Nine Islip students from the Class of 2017 – Zoe Camhi, Hunter Giordano, Brendan Mercado, Patrick Mugan, James O’Halloran, Kenneth Ortega, Mimita Rahman, Kyle Sapia and Robert Vonderahe – were named AP Scholars with Honor. They earned this distinction by receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all of their AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams. Seven were named AP Scholars, having received scores of 3 or higher on three or more of their AP exams: Brett Albanese, Alex DaSilva, Holly Iafrate, Plabon Paul, Vikash Persaud, Erin Renwick and Samantha Seeger.

“Our congratulations go out to all of our AP Scholars,” said Assistant Principal Lisa Ward. “We are very proud of them and of all their accomplishments. May they continue to work hard and strive for excellence.”