Wheatley announces 143 Advanced Placement scholars

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One hundred forty-three students at The Wheatley School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the nearly 2.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

Of this year’s award recipients at Wheatley, seventy-two earned them as juniors (designated with *) and fourteen earned them as sophomores (designated with **). These members of the Class of 2020 and 2021 have more time during which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award Recognition.

At Wheatley, twenty-one students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. The students who earned this distinction are: Rahul Ajmera*, Manav Bansal**, Antony Deluxe, Farah Hasan, Sahil Jain*, Cecilia Jozef, Amanda Kim, Karen Li*, Mahesh Pitchayan, Pricilla Prasad, Madison Ramos*, Jacob Ribotsky, Samantha Rothstein, Jamie Ryan, John Scudero, Vedant Singh, Trenton Wong*, Kenton Wu, Alia Yamin*, Camellia Ye and Brandon Zhu.

Seventy-nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award 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 exams. These students are: Rahul Ajmera*, Dina Aldad, Karan Amin, Kavina Amin*, Kaya Amin*, Sarah Amselem, Alex ArbitalJacoby*, Zachary Azevedo*, Manav Bansal**, Ethan Bao*, Brandon Behar*, Alyssa Belle*, Emma Blennau*, Emily Blumberg*, Padraig Brady*, Julia Braito, Jessica Calabrese*, Maggie Caroddo*, Brooke Christman, Eric Chu*, Matthew Cornacchia*, Peter Cuomo*, Antony Deluxe, Lauren Druz, Norah Gidanian*, Anthony Giunta, Sofia Greenfield, Brittney Guerra, Andrew Gullotta, Farah Hasan, Sarah Hassan**, Hitangee Jain**, Sahil Jain*, Viraj Jayam**, Ansh Jhaveri*, Cecilia Jozef, Megan Kaye*, Sanjana Khana*, Amanda Kim, Jason Koty*, Theodore Koutsoftas*, Eliana Li*, James Li*, Karen Li*, Ethan Moreh, Ari Ostad*, Karthik Pitchayan*, Mahesh Pitchayan, Natalia Potrapeluk*, Pricilla Prasad, Madison Ramos*, Orell Rayhan*, Avinash Reddy**, Brenden Resnick*,

Jacob Ribotsky, Samantha Rothstein, Jamie Ryan, John Scudero, Dean Sheinman*, Manan Shukla, Vedant Singh, Andrew Sivin, Danielle Smichok, Rebecca Sparacio*, Caleb Varghese, Ashley Vincenzo*, Dustin Wong, Trenton Wong*, Erin Wu*, Kenton Wu, Emily Yagoda*, Alia Yamin*, Camellia Ye, Aaron Zachariah* Rebecca Zeltsman*, Allison Zheng*, Brenda Zhong*, Sharon Zhong* and Brandon Zhu.

Twenty-two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award 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 of these exams. These students are: Paige Barrett, Robert Boubour*, William Cafarelli, Anya Chabria**, Megan Chau, Sarah Chimerine, Maxwell Davidoff*, Anthony DiFiore, April Garnock*, Charlotte Goldbaum, Emily Gothelf*, Rachel Lee*, Kristen Leong, Rayhan Meghji**, Yusuf Meghji, Amanda Molstad, Olalekan Oshodi, Brooke Rubenstein*, Brooke Schwartz, Michelle Smichok, John Tretolo and Lucy Zha**.

Forty-two students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: Khavi Ahmed, Alison Amarain*, Isabel Avila*, Lucy Brancaccio, Nicole Buchheim, Aidan Cozzolino*, Julia Dioguardi, Jenna Fey*, Jesse Futerman, Derek Gilbert*, Katharine Gold*, Sean Gray, Saad Haroon**, Ubaidullah Hassan**, Alex Horowitz*, Aarushi Jain**, Tiffany Jiao, Ivan Jing*, Claudia Katsale, Jacob Kaufman*, Pukhraj Kaur**, Allison Keller*, Diana Kokotos, Hema Kumar*, Eva LaMonica, Victor Li**, Fernando Macedo, Victoria Mora*, Vana Nath-Mahadeo*, Ilana Nimkoff*, Jessica Nussdorf, Ciara O’Brien, Alexander Pannullo, Steven Popovitz, Hailey Ramalhete, Avani Ramnarayan, Diya Shah*, Neil Shah**, Amanda Ustick*, Aidan Wong*, Mara Zuckerman and Danyal Zulfiqar*.

Twelve 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 students are Rahul Ajmera*, Zachary Azevedo*, Maggie Caroddo*, Sanjana Khana*, Ilana Nimkoff*, Brenden Resnick*, Brooke Schwartz, Dean Sheinman*, Ashley Vincenzo*, Rebecca Zeltsman*, Brenda Zhong* and Danyal Zulfiqar*.

Congratulations to all of The Wheatley School students for this outstanding achievement!

Submitted by the East Williston Union Free School District

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