Record breaking academic achievement at The Wheatley School

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Record breaking academic achievement at The Wheatley School
A record-breaking 170 students at The Wheatley School in the East Williston School District have been awarded the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program following their exceptional achievement on the Advanced Placement exams. (Photo courtesy of the East Williston School District)

Schools reopened in the East Williston School District just a short while ago, yet students at The Wheatley School are already breaking academic achievement records and setting the bar even higher for those students following in their footsteps.

One hundred seventy students at The Wheatley School have been awarded the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program following their exceptional achievement on the Advanced Placement exams.

“We are so proud of these students’ accomplishments and so thankful for the support and dedication of their teachers,” High School Principal Sean Feeney said.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. Students can earn college credit, advance placement or both for successfully completing the AP exams administered at the end of each AP course. This year, approximately 18% of the nearly 2.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP exams achieved scores high enough to earn AP Scholar Award recognition.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on performance on AP exams including:

AP Scholar with Distinction Award: Eighty-eight students achieved this prestigious national recognition 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 AP exams. Congratulations to the following students: Adam Aldad, Alina Ali, Julianna Anteri, Daniel Aquino-Okeke, Huda Ayaz, Manav Bansal, Delilah Belmont, Mahdi Bhalloo**, Declan Brady*, Alexandra Castiglie, Anya Chabria, Julian Chang*, Joyce Chen*, Karen Chu, Nadav Cohen, Aisvaryaa Dhama*, Grace Ducroiset, Ainsley Forrest*, Jonathan Friedrich, Paula Gbenebitse, Nicole Gbenebitse*, Aidan Gee*, Benjamin Gilbert, Colleen Giunta, Ben Gold*, Saad Haroon, Sarah Hassan, Ubaidullah Hassan, Charlotte Iannone*, Aarushi Jain, Siddhant Jain*, Suhani Jain*, Layla Jarrahy, Viraj Jayam, Asher Kaufman*, Pukhraj Kaur, Emilia Keys*, Shawn Khillan*, Andrew Kim*, Ian Kim*, Emma Leng, Thomas Lew, Shijun Li, Victor Li, Xiaotian Li*, Frederick Lin, YanJun Lin*, Andre Manzano*, Rayhan Meghji, Emma Melnikov, Benjamin Meron*, Anika Mittle, Eric Ness, Caroline O’Brien*, Alexandra Ofsie*, Temitope Oshodi, Morenike Oshodi*, Sarah Ostad*, Emma Pak*, Olivia Palmieri, Kylie Ramalhete, Avinash Reddy, Emme Resnick*, Arielle Rokhsar, Anthony Rollo, Kyle Rosenberg*, Samar Saleem, Dalia Savy, Julia Schriefer*, Natalie Scudero, Kate Seo*, Neil Shah, Jaina Shah*, Anushka Shorewala*, Rajbir Singh*, Daniel Solomon*, Hasan Suleman*, Andrew Thaler, Matthew Valle, Evan Wang*, Brianna Werny, Daniel Wong*, Justin Wong*, Ryan Wu*, Jace Yagoda*, Elizabeth Yuen, Kristin Zachariah* and Yifang Zha.

AP Scholar with Honor Award: Twenty-three students achieved this national recognition by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams. Congratulations to: Stav Agajan**, Umar Ahmad, Khaliq Ahmed*, Maliha Ayaz*, Sophia Caputo*, Adam Fox, Marco Garcia*, Lauren Hackett*, Jeremy Kang*, Winston Lee*, Jack Lindenauer*, Jason Liu, James Marini, Ari Mizhiritsky, Ohm Patel**, Victoria Potrapeluk*, Tyler Richman**, Bryan Schmuck*, Jordana Sheinman*, Astha Singh, Gabriella Testani, Maryam Zakaria* and Changbokai Zhang**.

AP Scholar Award: Fifty-nine students were recognized as AP Scholars by successfully completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. Congratulations to: Richard Attardi, Dani Avila*, Ali Bhalloo, James Blennau*, Ryan Bogan, Alexis Burke*, Benjamin Casella**, Brian Chirel*, Deshna Chordia, Naman Chordia**, Anabelle Cohen, Aidan Dearborn*, James Dearborn, Ryan Doan*, Gabriel Fallarino*, Kaileigh Fiorillo, Jaime Fuller, Kayla Gray, Shrey Gulati*, Tobey Hirsch**, Frances Kalpakis, Kajal Kapoor*, William Karikas*, Zayd Karim**, Anne Koszalka, Tyler Krause, Hailey Lessen**, Alexandra Levine, Yuexi Liao, Madeline Lindenauer, Peter Love*, Nicole Ofsie*, Rebecca Ostad*, Armaan Pahuja*, Sonia Patel**, Iman Pirzada, Laken Pomerantz, Krittika Prajapati*, Grace Quinn, Skylar Ribotsky, Benjamin Richman, Kayla Roberts, Mark Samuel, Lucas Schmuck*, Scott Schmuck*, Brian Seo, Ohm Shah*, Kavin Shukla*, Divya Singh**, Jasmine Singh, Brian Song**, Ryan Steinberg, Raquel Tio*, Constantino Triantafillou*, Jonathan Ushyarov*, Aliza Virji**, Alexander Wigginton**, Bridget Ye** and Yusuf Zafar*.

In addition to these highly coveted recognitions, 19 students earned the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma by completing the AP Seminar and AP Research courses and passing four additional AP examinations. These AP Capstone Diploma recipients are: Richard Attardi, Maliha Ayaz*, Declan Brady*, Joyce Chen*, Aisvaryaa Dhama*, Paula Gbenebitse, Suhani Jain*, Emilia Keys*, Yan Jun Lin*, Caroline O’Brien*, Temitope Oshodi, Olivia Olivia Palmieri, Iman Pirzada, Arielle Rokhsar, Samar Saleem, Kate Seo*, Jaina Shah*, Justin Wong* and Kristin Zachariah*.

Of this year’s award recipients at The Wheatley School, 86 earned them as juniors (designated with *) and 15 earned them as sophomores (designated with **). These members of the Class of 2022 and 2023 have more time during which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award recognition.

The East Williston School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elaine Kanas, The Wheatley School Principal Dr. Sean Feeney, administrators and staff congratulate these students on their outstanding academic performance.

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