Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Andover and Exeter '12 Awarded Siemens Award

Charles Guan from Andover
Earlier this year, Charles Guan, Phillips Academy Andover '12 and Ravi Bajaj, Phillips Academy Exeter '12 were both awarded the illustrious Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, administered by the College Board. This year, 101 high school students in 50 states — including 96 seniors, 4 juniors and 1 sophomore — were recognized. Both Guan and Bajaj will receive a $2000 college scholarship for their academic success.

Bajaj has taken eight AP courses, with his favorites being electricity and magnetism. He was a 2011 Physics Olympiad semifinalist and plans to study mathematics and philosophy in college.

"Over the last 13 years, AP exams have become the gold standard of academic rigor in schools across the world," said College Board president Gaston Caperton. "Today the College Board and our partners at the Siemens Foundation recognize 101 students who have risen to meet this standard and exceed it. I am incredibly proud of the hard work put in by each and every one of them, and I look forward to watching them grow up to change the world."

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