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2006-07 Siemens Awards for AP

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  • MasterusMasterus 1217 replies79 threads. Senior Member
    No, this is to win the award, not AP State Scholar. AP State Scholar requires 15+ APs. The Collegeboard recommends students to Siemens and the majority of the students recommended are AP State Scholar already.
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  • a778999a778999 1501 replies19 threads Senior Member
    To win this award, you must have the most 5s in your gender and state for science and math exams. You must have at least three 5s to qualify, which is why there are only 46 states.
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  • Rhapsody in GreenRhapsody in Green 352 replies3 threads Member
    My name's on that list!

    And just to clarify, the award is given to the male and female in each to state who gets 5s on the greatest number of math and science AP tests before his or her senior year. Ties are broken by composite scores on the individual tests. It's completely different from the awards given by collegeboard, such as AP State Scholar, although Collegeboard cooperates with Siemens in running the contest.
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  • eugeniaeugenia 221 replies8 threads Junior Member
    hahah
    both of the people from california are from my school
    probably because anyone who takes less than 3 APs is considered inferior :)
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  • lackadaisylackadaisy 389 replies22 threads Member
    Hey Rhapsody - I am too! :) Yeah, and the Asian thing is pretty much, well, a reflection of life itself........ haha. Of course, I don't plan on doing math/science, so I feel a like I'm drowning in the stereotype a little bit.

    So for people freaking out:
    I took four AP tests that qualified (Calc BC, Stats, Comp Sci AB, Chem) and got 5s on all of them. I also took five other AP tests that didn't count. Winning this was completely accidental.
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  • a778999a778999 1501 replies19 threads Senior Member
    ^^^ What?! I got the exact same scores on the exact same tests and I didn't win! :(
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  • Rhapsody in GreenRhapsody in Green 352 replies3 threads Member
    The number of 5s you need varies depending on your state and your gender.

    On a side note, I had the same number as lackadaisy, and it was also completely accidental.
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  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 3711 replies54 threads Senior Member
    God help these poor, poor souls...
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  • kryptonsa36kryptonsa36 1721 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Because Maryland students are up against the likes of Richard McCutcheon, a778999! :D

    There's only one award per each guy and girl from a state, so indeed, this would be one of those "move-to-Wyoming-and-be-a-superstar" moments.
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  • a778999a778999 1501 replies19 threads Senior Member
    Matt McCutchen is a genius.
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  • schriztoschrizto 3971 replies128 threads Senior Member
    My parents are friends with Allen Lin's parents, and the whole Asian community in the county went beserk about this. He took 13 APs and got 5s in all of them, and he's taking 3 more now . . . so that's like 16 in all.
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  • piccolojuniorpiccolojunior 2492 replies137 threads- Senior Member
    so is 7 out of 8 5s (with near perfect raw scores on each exam) enough to get it done in NY?
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  • cooljoecooljoe 701 replies70 threads Member
    What do they do in case of a tie?
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  • Rhapsody in GreenRhapsody in Green 352 replies3 threads Member
    They compare composite scores on each of the exams.
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  • cooljoecooljoe 701 replies70 threads Member
    When you mean composite, you mean the raw scores, not SAT or ACT scores?
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  • piccolojuniorpiccolojunior 2492 replies137 threads- Senior Member
    no....why do that?

    The only way to assure yourself of a national award is to get perfect 5's on as many exams as possible...to give you an idea, I'm feeling perfectos in stat, chem, both physics, and computer science. I took calc BC and bio last year and got near-perfects on both of those, and yet even I feel skeptical because of Environmental Science (I don't think I will get more than a 120 out of 150 on it, with about 60 of my points probably coming from the FRQ)
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  • blairtblairt 1599 replies136 threads Senior Member
    Was there one white kid on that list?
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  • piccolojuniorpiccolojunior 2492 replies137 threads- Senior Member
    LOL! Probably an all-asian sweep.
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  • blairtblairt 1599 replies136 threads Senior Member
    oh, wait I found one! he goes to my old school.. never knew him though.
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  • southeasttitansoutheasttitan 1855 replies73 threads Senior Member
    Can I state again how INCREDIBLY biased these awards are to wealthy suburban/private school students? There is not a single private school in my city that offers 8 APs, much less 15 or twenty.
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