St. Johnsbury Academy Senior State Winner of Siemens Foundation AP Award

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St. Johnsbury Academy senior Xin "Cindy" Hu, a boarding student from China, has been selected as the 2008-09 Vermont female winner of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement.

St. Johnsbury Academy senior Xin "Cindy" Hu, a boarding student from China, has been selected as the 2008-09 Vermont female winner of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement.

Established by the Siemens Foundation, the awards are presented annually to the male and female student from each state who has earned the greatest number of scores of five, the highest score possible on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science AB, Environmental Science, Statistics, Physics C Mechanics, and Physics C Electricity and Magnetism.

Winners are selected by the College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement tests.

"Now in the eleventh year, the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement exemplify the strong partnership between the Siemens Foundation and the College Board to expand the pool of math, science, and technology talent that we will need for the continued growth of business and industry in the United States and globally," Diane Tsukamaki, director of the College Board's National Recognition and Scholarship Programs said in a letter notifying Academy Headmaster Tom Lovett of Hu's selection as one of Vermont's award winners.

Siemens Award state winners receive $2,000 scholarships and are listed in a full-page advertisement in the USA Today newspaper.

The Siemens Foundation also honors two students as National Winners, and one teacher and one high school in every state. In 2007-2008, St. Johnsbury Academy received the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement for a High School.

Additional information about the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, including lists of previous winners, is available through the foundations website.

Located in the scenic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, St. Johnsbury Academy is an independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and a post-graduate year. For information about St. Johnsbury Academy, visit http://www.stjohnsburyacademy.org.

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