POSTED: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:04am
Baton Rouge, La —
Because she has shown exceptional performance on her Advanced Placemenet (AP) exams in Math and Science, Yue Sha of Baton Rouge Magnet High School has been named one of two 2011-2012 Siemens Award winners representing the state of Louisiana. Each year, the Siemens Foundation selects one girl and one boy from each state for his honor.
Sha is a senior, so this award is based on her ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade AP scores in Math and Science. In addition, she is a National AP Scholar, a title that is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Sha scored 4 and 5 on all eight tests taken in those subject areas and others. The AP tests she took upon which the award was based were: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science A.
The daughter of Xiaohua Yue and Deyin Sha, Sha intends to major in Business or Economics in college. She serves as national Vice-President and Co-Tournament Chair of Mu Alpha Theta, attended the Louisiana State University MathCircle (summer of 2010) and tutors math students and Mathcounts middle school team members.
The Baton Rouge Magnet High School senior has a weighted grade point average of 4.55, an SAT Score of 2130 and ranks 10th in a class of 283. In addition, Sha won first place in Chemistry Lab at the State Science Olympiad and 13th at nationals and placed fourth in the Regional Science Bowl. She was a qualifier last year for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination and placed second in LSU’s Mathematics Contest. The National AP Scholar also is a member of the Science Club and the National Honor Society and enjoys hobbies like photography and coin and stamp collecting. A native of Shanghai who is bilingual in Chinese and English, Sha moved to America from China with her family in July 2007.