ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLAR AWARDS
Forty-three Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart 2010 graduates and current seniors earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the May 2010 college-level AP exams.
National AP Scholar
Teresa Pulaski ’10 (Georgetown University) qualified for the National AP Scholar Award. Pulaski earned an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Scholar with Distinction
Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of 3.5 and higher on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. The 2010 graduates earning AP Scholar with Distinction Awards are: Lauren Barrett (Boston College), Olivia Bennett (University of Edinburgh, Scotland), Allegra Berndt (University of Connecticut), Allison Fachetti (University of Notre Dame), Caroline Greene (Boston College), Lyndsay Kerwin (Duke University), Puja Kumar (University of Pittsburgh), Amanda Leonardi (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Emma Lewis (Kenyon College), Jaime McKenna (University of Pennsylvania), Anna Nilles (Princeton University), Teresa Pulaski (Georgetown University), and Anna Yie (Kenyon College). Senior S. Carrera qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.
Scholar with Honor
Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of 3.25 and higher on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. AP Scholars with Honor are: H. Duehren ’11, E. Greene ’11, Lauren Grimes ’10 (New York University), Ashley Piemonte ’10 (College of the Holy Cross), and Clare Ryan ’10 (Oberlin College).
Twenty-three AP Scholar Award recipients completed three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. The 2010 graduates recognized as AP Scholars are: Angelica Aquilino (Northeastern University), Alexandra Chistolini (Pepperdine University), Hope Dubuque (University of Notre Dame), Cecelia Hanifin (Fordham University), Nicole Hatton (University of Wisconsin), Francesska Jean-Pierre (Boston College), Emily Monasterio (Santa Clara University), Madison Sargis (University of California, Berkley), and Nathalie Suciu (Northeastern University). Current seniors distinguished as AP Scholars are: B. Alvarez-Villalonga, M. Berkeley, E. DeSimone, K. Freeman, A. Grant, C. Kapples, B. Kostigen, T. McManus, S. Meckel, C. Nilles, K. Sivalogan, J. Smith, M. Snodgrass, and J. Sullivan.
The College Board’s AP Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while in high school. Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award a year of credit (sophomore standing) to students with qualifying grades. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students in secondary schools worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit recognition of AP Scholar