Zhili Feng, a senior at Lyndon Institute, was recently named the Vermont state male winner of the 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board.
Out of all the high school students in the country, only 101 (93 seniors and 8 juniors) were honored with the Siemens AP Award and scholarship. Zhili out performed all other male students in Vermont to receive this award. The awards recognize the nation's top achievers in Advanced Placement ProgramÂ® (APÂ®) courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a $2,000 college scholarship to one male and one female student in each state. Two national winners (one male and one female) are also recognized, each receiving a $5,000 scholarship. This year, 101 high school students in all 50 states -- including 93 seniors and 8 juniors -- were honored.
"We commend this year's Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement winners on their hard work and dedication to STEM subjects, and we thank the teachers, parents and schools who supported their scholarship," said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation.