Valley Stream, NY (October 2021)—Four high school students from the Valley Stream Central High School District earned perfect scores on their AP exams. Advanced Placement courses present students with a rigorous, college-level curriculum. AP exams, scored on a scale of 1-5, are intense, challenging, college-level examinations. Scoring a 5 on an AP exam is difficult enough, but receiving a perfect score is extremely rare.
“Congratulations to all four students who received a perfect score on their AP exams,” said Dr. Wayne Loper, the Acting Superintendent of the Valley Stream Central High School District. “This is a wonderful achievement, deserving of accolades and congratulations. We are incredibly proud of them and our District educators who provide all of our students with their knowledge, wisdom and steady guidance to help ensure they can achieve to their fullest potential.”
Michael Sinclair, a Valley Stream Central High School student, earned a perfect score on his AP Research exam taken in May 2021. To understand how momentous this achievement is, consider that only 375 students, which equates to just 1.56 percent of all students worldwide taking the AP Research exam, received a perfect score.
“I admire Michael’s perseverance and dedication to his studies which made this achievement possible,” said Dr. Joseph Pompilio, Principal of Valley Stream Central High School. “We are incredibly proud of Michael, and I commend Jack Gorman, Michael’s teacher and mentor, for guiding Michael to success.”
Hannah Lee and Alain Deen, both Valley Stream North High School students, received a perfect score on their AP Seminar exam taken in May 2021. A total of 46,840 students worldwide took the exam, with only 33 students obtaining the perfect score, putting Hannah and Alain in the top 0.06 percent of all 2021 AP Seminar exam takers.
Giovanni Mascetti, also a Valley Stream North High School student, received a perfect score on his AP Computer Science Principles exam. Giovanni’s perfect score placed him in the top 0.29 percent of all students worldwide taking the AP Computer Sciences Principles exam in 2021.
“I applaud our three students for their impeccable commitment to their education,” said Dr. Robin Small, Interim Principal of Valley Stream North High School. “I also want to highlight the support and guidance provided to these students by our AP Seminar teachers, Nicole Ryan and Joe Powers, and our AP Computer Science teacher, Kathy Reiger.”
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