A local student was recently honored as one of the very few students in the nation to be recognized as an AP Scholar.
Mount Carmel School 2013 graduate Feng Liang Lizama was recently recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar, based on her outstanding performance in the 2013 Advanced Placement Exams.
Lizama was the 2013 class valedictorian of MCS and is currently enrolled at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
The College Board confers this distinction on the top male and female students in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken. In her case, Lizama scored a 3 or above on the exams for English Literature and Composition, U.S. History, and Calculus.
MCS president Galvin Deleon Guerrero said he is very proud of Lizama’s achievement.
“We are very proud of Feng. She has always been a very studious and hardworking scholar, and this honor validates everything that she has accomplished, as well as how much her parents have supported her in her studies,” said Deleon Guerrero, who was also Lizama’s AP English teacher.
Mount Carmel School offers AP classes in several subjects, including English literature and composition, U.S. history, calculus, biology, and U.S. government and politics. The College Board’s AP Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
In 2013, more than 2.2 million students representing more than 18,000 high schools, both public and nonpublic, took about 4 million AP Exams. On nearly 60 percent of these exams, students received scores of 3 or higher on a five-point scale, which potentially qualifies them for credit, advanced placement or both at colleges and universities worldwide.