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Cypress Bay High School Student Recognized for ‘Top in the World’

Friday, February 09, 2018

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce Andrew Kennedy, a senior at Cypress Bay High School, is recognized as “Top in the World” for his exceptional achievement in Cambridge International Examinations. Kennedy received the highest score globally on the Thinking Skills AL level exam in June 2017. In addition, four Cypress Bay High students are recognized for the highest score in the United States on their respective exams, receiving the “Top in Country” award – Miles Berger, Sandra Salvatierra, Amparo Zalazar and Matthew Zhang. One additional Cypress Bay High student, Zonshen Yu, received the “Outstanding Learning” award.
                                                                                                                                         “Top in the World”
                                                                                                                                            Andrew Kennedy
In all, more than 190 talented BCPS students received the Cambridge Scholar Award for their outstanding performance in the Cambridge examination series, gaining high marks across several subjects. Schools represented include Coral Glades High School, Cypress Bay High School, Everglades High School, Fort Lauderdale High School and South Broward High School.
“At Broward County Public Schools, we are committed to providing our students with access to rigorous, international coursework. Through our partnership with Cambridge International, we are able to offer a curriculum that is designed to develop critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills in every student, across a wide range of subjects,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are excited to have a Top in the World award winner from our District and extend our congratulations to all Cambridge Outstanding Learner award recipients.”
“We are delighted to see U.S. students excelling globally, and that districts around the country are turning to Cambridge International as a partner for providing students with a rigorous academic program,” said Mark Cavone, regional director – North America of Cambridge International. “At Cambridge International, we work with schools and educators to build programs that emphasize critical thinking skills, independent learning, research and communications so students are ready for future challenges.”
More than 600 U.S. colleges and universities, including all members of the Ivy League schools, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke University, New York University, University of Washington, and University of Virginia now accept Cambridge exams for college credit and placement.
“Top in the Country” Award
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    Miles Berger               Sandra Salvatierra              Amparo Zalazar                 Matthew Zhang

“Outstanding Learning” Award
Zonshen Yu
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

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