Punahou Student Named One of Nation’s Top Achievers

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    Local senior Andie Mitsuda 17 of Punahou School in Honolulu has been named one of the nation?s top achievers in the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement Program. Recognized as one of two top-performing math and science students in the state Mitsuda has received a $2 000 scholarship from the Siemens Foundation. “The Siemens Foundation congratulates Andie on this achievement ” said Jeniffer Harper Taylor President of the New Jersey-based organization. “The Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement is among the most challenging awards programs for high school students in math and science today and winning this award shows Andie’s commitment to excellence.” The Siemens Award for Advanced Placement is run by the College Board. Each year one male and one female student from each state who earn the greatest number of grades of 5 on their science and math AP exams receive the scholarship. This program is part of a $7 million annual initiative to support science technology engineering and mathematics education in American high schools. ?It?s an honor to be even considered for an award like this and it?s good to know all the hard work I put in to each AP course paid off ? said Mitsuda. ”’Megan Zaroda is with the Global Strategic Media Group”’