Two recent Westlake High School graduates have qualified for the National AP Scholar Award. Abhi Ramachandran and Arit Umana each earned an average score of 4 or higher on the 5-point AP exam scale. Qualifiers each took eight or more AP tests.The College Board’s Advanced Placement program offers students college-level courses while still in high school, and the ability to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams.Ramachandran and Umana also qualified for a State AP Scholar Award too. That award is given to a boy and girl from each state with the highest average score on all AP tests.Westlake’s average AP exam score was 4.6, according to schools spokesperson Kim Bonvissuto. Many of the students who contributed to that average qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by scoring an average of at least 3.5 on all AP exams they took and getting a 3 or higher on at least five of those tests.2011 GraduatesAshraf AbmadJaclyn AlatrashGreeshma AllareddyRachel BraunJoseph CravenColin GraberElizabeth GrecoRaymong HeimannArun KulshreshthaRyan McNeillyJillian MoranJulie MoroneyLynn OrfahliAroh PanditStephanie PoeppelmanAbhi RamachandranEmily SteffenArit UmanaAndrew ZengSeniorsKyle LathemJoseph WarnerIn addition, 13 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exmas taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Thirty-two other students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher.