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Two Kansans receive College Board’s State AP Scholar awards

Posted: Dec 14, 2016
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — Two former Overland Park students are being recognized for qualifying for the College Board’s State Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award.

The two students are Yifeng Ding, who attended Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park at the time of the award, and Suruchi A. Ramanujan, who attended Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park at the time of the award. Ding now attends the University of California, Berkeley, in California, and Ramanujan now attends Harvard University in Massachusetts.

The State AP Scholar Award is an academic distinction acknowledging students who have earned the most AP Exam scores of 3 or higher statewide and the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams Taken.

The award is presented annually to one male student and one female student from each state and the District of Columbia.

Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students, according to the College Board.

This is the 26th year for the AP State Scholars program.
Ding and Ramanujan were notified of the award directly by the College Board. Their achievements are acknowledged on every score report sent to colleges, according to the College Board.

For more information about AP or the College Board, visit https://apscore.collegeboard.org.

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