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Bishop Ireton Students Earn Outstanding Academic Achievements

88 AP Scholars and a National Merit Semi-Finalist

Bishop Ireton High School announced the outstanding academic achievements of some of its top students, and recognized 88 Advanced Placement Scholars and a Semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship.

Samuel Paparo
Samuel Paparo

Mrs. Denise Tobin, Principal of Bishop Ireton, says Senior Samuel Paparo (Son of Captain Samuel and Mrs. Maureen Paparo of Annadale) is a Semifinalist in the 62nd National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 students nationwide have been named semifinalists, and they will compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million. Students entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Bishop Ireton is also pleased to recognize the 88 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Program exams, taken in May of 2015.

The College Board’s AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college –level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advance placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams.  Last year Bishop Ireton High School had 242 students take 510 Advanced Placement exams in 17 subject areas.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a students’ performance on the AP exams.

 National AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive an average of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.  Congratulations to the 2016 award winners:

Class of 2016: Jacob Ferrara, Catherine Green, Annelise Miranda, Paul Poling 

AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  Congratulations to the 2016 award winners:

Class of 2016: Isabel Anderson, Katherine Baisa, Austin Baney, Hanna Barnes, Katherine Beutner, Hugo Bonilla, Johnathan Chin, Theresa Darroch, Michelle Dwyer, Jacob Ferrara, Catherine Green, Kyle Guzik, Helen Hong, Hannah Klemovitch, Charles Ladd, Erin Markle, Annelise Miranda, Juliana Mitchell, Pierce Murphy, Antonella Nicholas, Carla Pena-Vega, Paul Poling, Emma Rayder, Jack Retcher, Sarah Rushforth, Paige Russell, Claudia Segura, Stephen Sisel, Randy Vasquez

Class of 2017: Michael Caballero, Elizabeth Healy, Samuel Paparo

 AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Congratulations to the 2016 winners:

Classs of 2016: Eleana Delaney, Margaret Hughes, Stephanie Lin, Paul McCormack, Maria Otero, Brandon Phan, Marina Schlosser, Joseph, Siedlarz, Michael Taye, Adriana Vance

Class of 2017: Edward Crandall, Matthew Poling 

AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Congratulations to the 2015 award winners:

Class of 2016: Claudia Bermudez, David Cooper, Nicholas Domahoski, Pablo Douros, Kaelyn Eleuterio, Patrick Gallagher, Gabrielle Gardner, Mariela Gavino, Sophia Gull, Melanie Hart, Patrick Higgins, Justin Hoppe, Philomena Hughes, Madeline Kovach, Amy Krotine, Isabel Ledesma, Rebecca Mueller, Jean Nunez, Chanae Pak, Matthew Perham, Katie Prescott, Madeleine Stallworth, Jared Steen, Ryan Verducci, Thomas Washington, David York 

Class of 2017: Lori Abbed, Madeleine Byrns, Megan Cunningham, Sophia DeLoatche, Kayla Dupperrouzel, Caroline Gant, Rebecca Glick, Joshua Henseley, Sarah Innis, Conrad Lakso, Haley Leis, Karson Lyon

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