Peter Hick, a senior at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry and a resident of Tarrytown, NY, has earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board, according to Maureen Fonseca, Ph.D., head of school.
This award is in recognition of his exceptional achievement on the college-level Advance Placement Program® (AP®) Exams.
Only about 18 percent of the more than 1.3 million high school students in 16,000 secondary schools worldwide who took the AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.
Claire Burke, a resident of Irvington, NY, has been named a Commended Student in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2007 competition for Merit Scholarship® awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2007 competition by taking the 2005 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
"Recognition of academically talented students and the key role played by schools in their development is essential to the pursuit of educational excellence in our nation," commented a National Merit Scholarship Corporation spokesperson.
The Masters School (www.themastersschool.com) is a coed day and boarding school that engages 5th-12th grade students in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Located on a majestic 96-acre suburban campus, the 130-year old school is just 35 minutes from New York City.