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Students in the News: Scholars Honored

Several Westhampton Beach students were recently named as AP, National Merit and NYSSMA scholars.

The Westhampton Beach School District Board of Education recently celebrated the academic achievement of its students who were named as AP Scholars, National Merit Scholars and students who have been selected for participation at the 2012 NYSSMA All-State Conference on Nov. 29

In honoring the students Westhampton Beach High School Principal Christopher Herr said,“Westhampton Beach students continue the tradition of excellence in academics and music. These students have dedicated themselves to their studies and musical ambitions, and we are fortunate to be able to offer them the opportunities to excel. I am truly proud of their accomplishments.”

Among the AP Scholars are Declan Bean, Nicasia Beebe-Wang, Nisarg Dabhi, Yifeng Fu, Francesco Logozzo, Jessica Mendelson, Nicholas Panzarino, Olivia Percoco and Marielle Ray.

According to the school district, to be named an AP Scholar, students had to earn scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

Additionally, two of the students who named as AP Scholars, Marielle Ray and Yifeng Fu, were also recognized as semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition, where they have the opportunity to compete for $32 million in collage scholarship opportunities.

Students selected to attend the NYSSMA conference, include Francesco Logozzo (tenor II), Connor Regan (tenor I) and Brian Schwartz (tenor II) who were selected to perform with the mixed chorus; Yifeng Fu (violin) was chosen to play with the symphony orchestra; and Kaela Murphy (soprano II) and Rachel Rienecker (alto I) were selected as alternates.

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