The Glen Cove City School District honored 44 past and present students of Glen Cove High School by presenting them with certificates naming them Advanced Placement Scholars. The students received their awards during a district board meeting at Glen Cove High School on Jan. 3.
The awards were presented by GCHS Principal Antonio Santana, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson III and Assistant Principal Katie Prudente, who introduced the students and explained the qualifications required for each level of these prestigious awards.
“These students should be very proud of their accomplishments, which required both hard work and dedication,” Prudente said.
The awards were in three categories. The first category, AP Scholars, is given to students who score an average of 3.0 or higher on three or more AP exams. The winners were Ali Awan, Enaiya Awan, Mikaila Ayala, Daniel Baboolai, Andrew Banos, Samantha Barry, Isabel Blas, Grace Brady, William Casale, Catherine Chinock-Ayiku, Joshua Cohen, Julia Farley, Shelbie Farnan, Yesenia Fernandez, Tristyn Hudson, Amanda Ieraci, Samuel Israel, Irvin Mancia, Evangelina Markoulis, Iris Ong, Amara Phillip, Talia Sakhaee, Laura Roesch, Areana Singh, Ryan Telese, Celia Vasquez, Christina Wiese, Duoyi Xi Hernandez and Joseph Yee.
The second category, AP Scholar With Honor, was given to students who received an average score of at least 3.25 overall on the AP exams they took, as well as scores of 3 or higher on four of these exams. Students who earned this award were Eric Brown, Andy Delgado, Joshua Filippone, Geovani Flores, Alex Garcia, Larissa Garcia, Brandon Kolanovic, Charles McQuair, Alexis Reynoso and Morgan Vignali.
The final category, AP Scholar with Distinction, was awarded to students who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, as well as scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. The winning scholars in this category were John Dong, Nicole Franklin, Julie Mickop, Sydney Morris and Jolee Murphy.
Glen Cove City Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel and Board of Education President Amy Franklin, along with the assembled board, warmly commended the scholars, which was one of the largest in school history.
One of the most common misconceptions about Advanced Placement, according to the literature packet most prospective AP students receive, is that these courses are open only to students with the highest grade-point averages. In fact, any student who feels able to do college-level work is eligible to apply. Interested students or parents should contact the high school to make an appointment to meet with one of the guidance counselor.
The classes are offered in a staggering number of fields, from comparative government and politics to algebra-based physics. Standardized AP exams are given each May, and passing the exam may translate into college credits and advanced placement on admission to college. Each of the 38 individual exams follows the same format of mainly multiple-choice questions and lasts two to three hours.