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Williston Recognizes National Merit and AP Scholars

apscholarsLast October, about 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools took the 2015 PSAT test, which served as the initial screening for the National Merit Scholarship program. The nationwide pool of National Merit Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

At an all-school assembly on September 16, Director of Curriculum Kim Evelti presented Sarmad Mahmood ’17 a certificate declaring him a semifinalist in this very prestigious program.

In addition, Evelti announced students who were named AP Scholars; these are students who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. They are:

Joshua Calianos ’18
Papa-Sam Essuman ’18
Tyler Greenwood ’17
Lanxi Kang ’17
Emma Morehouse-Hulbert ’17
Destiny Nwafor ’17
Natalie Richard ’17
Erika Sasaki ’17
Chaiwat Setwipatanachai ’17
Jiaying Tang ’17
Michael Warren ’17
Chia Hung Wei ’17

The following students were designated AP Scholars with Honor. This title is 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.

Alexander Foster ’17
Sima Gandevia ’17
Nicholas Hill ’17
Haruka Ikemoto ’17
Jin Young Lee ’17
Sarmad Mahmood ’17
Ava McElhone-Yates ’17
Long Nguyen ’17
Ian Ostberg ’17
Nam Pham ’17
Anna Wilinsky ’17
Emily Yeager ’17

AP Scholars with Distinction are 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. They are:

Wiley Jung ’17
Molly Zawacki ’17

National AP Scholars are students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Williston’s National AP Scholar:

Tomasz Paluchowski ’17

Congratulations to all the students who earned honors!