June 20, 2018

School Matters: Week of June 20, 2018

Ten Young People Combatting Prejudice

Ten Princeton students who are working to combat prejudice and promote racial unity were recognized by Not in Our Town at its 2018 Unity Awards 20th Anniversary Event on June 10 at Princeton University’s Carl A. Fields Center.

The students were celebrated for being leaders at their schools in activities that range from starting student groups on racial awareness, to organizing a conference, to being active in a group that helped put together a textbook on racial awareness.

Award winners included PHS students Hamza Nishtar, Valeria Torres-Olivares, Fedlyne Cleophat, Brianna Silva, Leah Williamson, Nina Tillmann, Zainab Qureshi, and Shane Spring; Princeton Charter School eighth-grader Yayla Tur; and John Witherspoon eighth-grader Mojisola Ayodele.

PHS AP Exam Survey

Student Board of Education representatives Amy Wang and Brian Lu have reported to the Board on the Advanced Placement exam survey completed by 423 students. Seventy-seven percent of the students surveyed took at least one exam this year. Of those who did take an AP exam 36 percent took one exam, 19 percent took two exams, 21 percent took three exams, 11 percent took four exams, 7 percent took five exams, and 6 percent took six or more AP exams.

According to Wang and Lu’s report to the Board, the survey indicated that juniors tended to take the most AP courses, and that there is a correlation between students’ stress levels and the numbers of AP exams they took.