Tatyana Gubin of Gaithersburg, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, was named one of two Maryland state winners of the 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board.
The awards recognize the nation’s top achievers in Advanced Placement program courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a $2,000 college scholarship.
One male and one female student in each state are selected for the honor. Alexander Smith of La Plata High School in Charles County was the Maryland male winner.
Gubin has taken four AP courses, plus multiple AP-equivalent courses in the Blair Science, Mathematics and Computer Science Magnet program.
In a statement, she said her favorite AP class was chemistry. She hopes to study biology or pre-medicine in college.
Her advice to other AP students is: “Start from the beginning of the year and divide up your study load manageably, so that you have plenty of time to learn and understand the material rather than just memorizing or cramming.”