Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Central students lead state on AP testing

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Nice piece of news on two members of last year's Arkansas Times Academic All-star Team.

The two, Whitney Gao and Joseph Berleant, both from Little Rock Central High School, were Arkansas's AP Scholars for 2012. A male and female student from each state are named each year based on scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of Advanced Placement exams and the highest average score.

The Little Rock School District reported:

WHITNEY GAO
  • WHITNEY GAO
Whitney Gao took a total of 21 exams in the following AP subjects: Art History, Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics B, Physics C/Mechanics, Psychology, Statistics, United States History, and World History from 2009 to 2012 and earned a mean score of 4.90.

Gao is now a freshman studying at Harvard University. Her AP Physics teacher, Patrick Foley, at Central describes her as one of the most fantastic students he has ever had. "She continually amazed me with her dedication, insight, and talent. Her leadership skills were exemplary, guiding our robotics team from novice beginnings to regional competitors. For her senior year, she dominated my AP Physics B class, always scoring highest on assessments. She even scored perfectly on two tests, a feat no other student has accomplished in all my years of teaching! Even when stressed, she maintained a positive and energetic demeanor."

JOSEPH BERLEANT
  • JOSEPH BERLEANT
Joseph Berleant also took a total of 21 exams in the following AP subjects: Art History, Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics B and C/Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, United States Government and Politics, United States History, and World History from 2010 to 2012 and earned a mean score of 4.71.

Berleant is now a freshman studying at the California Institute of Technology. His AP Statistics teacher, Summer Vaught, at Central describes him as one of the most moral and honorable students she's encountered in her career. According to Vaught, "He pushed himself and other students to their fullest potential. As a member of the National Science Bowl team that competed in Washington DC, he was always the student who pushed us to work harder and longer during each and every practice. His dedication to his studies is truly amazing."

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (24)

Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Executionpalooza

    Appearances count. I was struck by a single sentence over the weekend in a full page of coverage in The New York Times devoted to the killing spree in Arkansas, beginning with a front-page account of the recent flurry of legal filings on pending executions and continuing inside with an interview with Damien Echols, the former death row inmate.
    • Apr 20, 2017
  • Death Row inmates argue to keep stay of execution in place; urge 8th Circuit not to 'rush' analysis

    Early this morning, attorneys for nine Death Row inmates, filed an argument with the 8th United States Court of Appeals contesting the state's effort to override Judge Kristine Baker's order Saturday that halted executions scheduled this month.
    • Apr 17, 2017
  • Federal judge denies execution stay for Don Davis but larger stay continues

    Don Davis, who's been moved to the killing facility of the state prison for killing tonight at 7 p.m. if a stay of execution is lifted in another federal suit, sought a stay in another federal court Sunday, but the request was denied.
    • Apr 17, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Judge Griffen writes about morality, Christian values and executions

    Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who blogs at Justice is a verb!, sends along a new post this morning.
  • The Ledell Lee execution thread

    Arkansas Times contributor Jacob Rosenberg is at the Cummins Unit in Grady filing dispatches tonight in advance of the expected execution of Ledell Lee, who was sentenced to death for the Feb. 9, 1993, murder of Debra Reese, 26, who was beaten to death in the bedroom of her home in Jacksonville.

Visit Arkansas

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Most Viewed

  • The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

    The Arkansas Department of Correction is planning for the first double execution in the U.S. in 16 years tonight. Jack Jones, 52,  and Marcell Williams, 46, are scheduled to die by lethal injection. They would be the second and third prisoners put to death as part of a hurried schedule Governor Hutchinson set in advance of the state's supply of one of the three drugs used in the execution protocol expiring on April 30.
  • Lee's lawyer writes about executed man's last hours

    Lee Short, the lawyer for Ledell Lee, the man Arkansas put to death just before midnight last night, posted on Facebook the following letter of thanks for personal support and a bit about Lee's last hours, distributing his possessions and talking to family.
  • Legislature set to tackle changes to "Arkansas Works" Medicaid expansion in special session

    The governor is expected to call the special session to get legislative approval of his proposed alterations to the private option (now known as "Arkansas Works"). Here's what to look for.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

Slideshows

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation