Schools: Perfect AP Scores, Help for Athletes

Two students at Half Hollow Hills  East earned perfect scores on Advanced Placement exams, the school district has announced.

Colin Campbell and Alice Wang earned the scores in the spring, scoring every point possible on an AP exam.

Campbell was one of only 306 students in the world to earn every point possible on the AP Research Exam, and Wang was one of only 369 students in the world to earn every point possible on the AP Computer Science A Exam.

“I am always impressed with the talent and dedication of our Half Hollow Hills AP teachers and students,” said Half Hollow Hills Superintendent Dr. Patrick Harrigan. “Alice and Colin’s perfect scores on their AP exams highlight why we are committed to offering Advanced Placement classes. These successes set them up for continued success in college.”

Name, Image, Likeness Issues

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association  and Eccker Sports have agreed to provide educational services for Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) to member schools throughout the state.

They will work together to help New York’s student-athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators succeed with NIL.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Eccker Sports to provide education and information related to Name, Image, and Likeness,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “NIL opportunities for student-athletes at the high school level are certainly gaining momentum, and we want to ensure our member schools, students, and families have an effective and reliable resource they can rely upon for the most up-to-date NIL information.”

The fragmentation in high school sports across the country adds layers of complexity to an already challenging NIL environment. For example, there are currently 17 states, including Washington D.C.,  that have laws permitting athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness, while 14 other states are considering adopting new laws. Since April, seven states have voted to allow prep athletes to profit from NIL.

The state organization said that school can register at for an annual license that provides access to all of its administrators and coaches from every sport. The comprehensive service starts with a video curriculum of six module courses online that will educate users on the history of NIL, key terms and concepts, and best practices.

Additionally, the NYSPHSAA said, “the Eccker Sports resource hub has the most detailed library of NIL information for the high school market, including articles, state laws, abstracts, summaries, bylaws, interpretations, as well as college and university policies and procedures. Coach Assist offers high school coaches NIL presentation templates, one pagers and other tools to help them educate their communities. Finally, the company is building a network of legal, financial and tax experts to help families build and execute an effective NIL plan.”


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