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Kent Place Student From Mountainside Recognized By College Board For Advanced Placement Examination Achievement

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kent Place School senior Kathleen McAloon of Mountainside has been honored by the College Board in recognition of her exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations taken last spring. 

She was named an AP Scholar. The award of AP Scholar is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 5) on three or more AP Exams.

In 2015, Kent Place had a total of 93 students recognized by the College Board for excellence on AP exams.  Kent Place School is an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school, which for over 100 years has provided a superior education for young women who demonstrate strong scholastic and creative ability. Visit Kent Place on the web at www.kentplace.org

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