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Central Catholic grads earn AP Honors

Posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:05 am | Eagle Tribune

LAWRENCE — A total of 70 graduates of the Class of 2014 at Central Catholic High School were named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board’s AP Program in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2014 Advanced Placement Exams.

Fifty-four percent of the members of the class participated in the AP program, taking 428 AP exams in May 2014. The Lawrence school offers AP courses in 23 different subject areas.

Eighty-seven percent of the CCHS students who took the AP exams achieved a competency score of “3” or better; 63 percent achieved a score of “4” or better, and 29 percent earned the maximum score of “5”. CCHS students outpaced both Massachusetts and National outcomes with 94 percent of the students earning at least one proficiency score of “3”, exceeding the Massachusetts 72 percent and the national rate of 61 percent.

In addition, 75 members of the junior class took part in AP program classes, earning an average scores of 4+.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically talented students with the opportunity to take rigorous college level courses while still in high school and earn college credit, advanced placement or both, for successful performance on the AP National Exams.

“Our students are earning valuable college credits and gaining confidence that they are well-prepared to handle the rigorous demands of university study. We are extremely proud of the success of students enrolled in the AP program and the dedication and skill of the faculty in preparing them,” states Doreen Keller, Central Catholic’s principal.

The College Board recognizes four levels of superior achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.

National AP Scholar – Scores of “4” or higher on 8 or more AP Exams

  • Leszek Krol of Methuen, now attends Harvard University
  • John Mitchell of North Andover, now attends University of Texas Austin
  • AP Scholar with Distinction - Scores of 3.5 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams:
  • Christy Abreu of Methuen, now attends Boston College
  • Vanessa Acosta of Lawrence, now attends the University of Notre Dame
  • Anna Barbeau of Methuen, now attends the University of MA Lowell
  • Erin Berube of Wilmington, now attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Morgan Bronson of Bradford, now attends Dartmouth College
  • Samuel Cai pf Salem NH, now attends Tufts University
  • John Connolly of North Andover, now attends Fordham University
  • Emily Dunn of Methuen, now attends Northeastern University
  • Matthew Famiglietti of Tewksbury, now attends Northeastern University
  • Daniel Golden of Bradford, now attends Brown University
  • Stefanie Hartford of Methuen, now attends Boston University
  • Sung Hyun Kang of North Andover, now attends University of MA Amherst
  • Ashley Masucci of Windham, NH, now attends M. I. T
  • Kelly Mitchell of Haverhill, now attends Suffolk University
  • Kishan Patel of Methuen, now attends Carnegie Mellon University
  • Adam Sanford of Atkinson, NH, now attends Northeastern University
  • Stefan Specian of Windham, now attends McDaniel College
  • Matthew Stanislas of Methuen, now attends the University of MA Lowell
  • Gregory Walsh of Tewksbury, now attends Syracuse University
  • Jie Yu of China, now attends the University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Ziyao Zhang of China, now attends the University of California Santa Barbara
  • AP Scholar with Honor – scores of 3.25 or higher on 4 or more AP ExamS
  • Michael Bickley of North Andover, now attends Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Michael Consoli of Methuen, now attends the University of Georgia
  • Grace Conti of Hampton Falls NH, now attends Providence College
  • Michael D’Eon of Methuen, now attends the University of MA Boston
  • Edmund Evans of Billerica, CCHS senior
  • Danielle Farrell of Tewksbury, now attends Quinnipiac University
  • Abigail Giarrosso of Methuen, now attends the University of MA Lowell
  • Genevieve Gigandet of Groveland, now attends Saint Michael College
  • Aimee Lane of Amesbury, now attends Boston University
  • Tianyi Li of China, now attends the University of California Santa Barbara
  • Kole Ouellette of Salem NH, now attends Merrimack College
  • Christian Petruzzelli of Tewksbury, now attends Bentley University
  • Brian Razzetti of Pelham NH, now attends the University of MA Lowell
  • Sarah Reny of Windham NH, now attends Boston College
  • Angela Thach of Lawrence, now attends the College of the Holy Cross
  • Emma Vargas of Lawrence, now attends Gordon College
  • Renzhe Wang of China, CCHS senior
  • AP Scholar – scores of 3.0 or higher on 3 or more AP Exams
  • Haley Acconcia of Tewksbury, now attends the University of MA Amherst
  • Jennifer Amaral of Methuen, now attends Boston University
  • Tyler Andrade of Lawrence, now attends Merrimack College
  • Min Jun Bang of China, now attends the University of MA Amherst
  • Derrick Beaudin of Salem NH, now attends Western New England University
  • James Buckley of Amesbury, CCHS senior
  • Andrew Clark of Bradford, now attends Fordham University
  • Kuiye Du of China, now attends Boston College
  • Eric Ell of Tewksbury, now attends the University of Connecticut
  • Olivia Ferris of Salem NH, CCH senior
  • Christopher Fraser of Billerica, now attends the University of MA Lowell
  • Alexander Hebert of Tyngsboro, CCHS senior
  • Ji Hyun Hwang of North Andover, now attends Emory University
  • Sreeja Keesara of Tewksbury, CCHS senior
  • Yvonne Kinsella of Lawrence, now attends James Madison University
  • Andy Lin of Methuen, now attends Boston University
  • Stephanie May of Windham NH, now attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Christina Morris of Tewksbury, now attends Quinnipiac University
  • Kyle Plocharczyk of Bradford, now attends the University of MA Lowell
  • Benjamin Prisby of North Andover, CCHS senior
  • Kylie Regan of Atkinson NH, now attends the University of Richmond
  • Christopher Rizkallah of Methuen, now attends the University of Connecticut
  • Nicholas Sacco of Methuen, CCHS senior
  • Anthony Scarvaglieri of Windham NH, now attends the University of Connecticut
  • John Smith III of Windham NH, now attends Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Alyson Spencer of Tewksbury, now attends the College of the Holy Cross
  • Miranda Suarez of Methuen, CCHS senior
  • Shannon Wakeford of Windham NH, now attends Florida State University
  • Courtney Walsh of Windham NH, now attends Stonehill College
  • Tianfa Wang of China, now attends Michigan State University

Central Catholic High School is the largest Catholic, college preparatory high school in New England. Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, CCHS was founded in 1935 and is operated by the Marist Brothers. Central Catholic, with a staff of 125 professionals, enrolls 1,360 diverse students from 50 cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Ninety-nine percent of CCHS graduates enroll directly in college and university studies upon graduation. One hunded percent of the student body is actively engaged in community service projects throughout local communities.

 

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