Fifty-Six St. Edward’s students awarded AP Scholar Designations

VERO BEACH — The College Board has recognized 56 Saint Edward’s students and recent graduates for their distinguished academic achievement in college-level Advanced Placement (AP) course-work. The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency on college-level work through achievement in Advanced Placement coursework and exams. Four students from the class of 2010 were awarded the highest designation of National AP Scholar.  Will Peckham and Jarred Spear of Vero Beach and Morgan Wild and Eric Willett of Fort Pierce attained the rank of National AP Scholar which is granted to students who receive an average score of 4 or higher (on a 1-5 scale) on all AP exams taken and score 4 or higher on at least 8 AP exams.

The Saint Edward’s AP National Scholars Peckham, Spear, Wild and Willett took a combined total of 44 AP exams during their time at Saint Edward’s, averaging 11 AP exams each. Their average overall AP score was 4.685 out of a possible 5 points. Will Peckham is currently enrolled at Middlebury College, Jarred Spear at the University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Wild at the University of Miami and Eric Willet at Yale University.

The College Board designated an additional 21 Saint Edward’s students as AP Scholars with Distinction.  Scholars so designated must receive an average score of at least 3.50 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. This group of students completed 135 AP exams, averaging more than 6 exams each and scoring a combined average of 4.04 on tests.  Four students from the class of 2010: Jack Giampolo, James Kappel, Gracie Loesser and Louis Szapary completed 8 or more AP courses and exams before graduation.  Seven students are Seniors in the class of 2011 and Sasha Benincasa, now a Junior, completed 5 AP courses in his Freshman and Sophomore years.

Thirteen additional Saint Edward’s students were recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars with Honor. This recognition is 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. This group took a combined total of 53 exams and has scored a combined average of 3.57 on the exams.  Five of these students are graduates of the Class of 2010 and eight are currently Seniors at Saint Edward’s.

The last group honored by the College Board were granted the distinction of being named AP Scholars. Sixteen additional Saint Edward’s students were so named for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. These students have taken a combined total of 52 AP exams and have scored a combined average of 3.6 on these tests. Ten of these Scholars were graduates of the class of 2010 and six are currently Seniors.

The Advanced Placement Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Students at Saint Edward’s may begin taking AP level course work in their Freshman year. In 2010, 130 Saint Edward’s students were enrolled in 18 AP courses and a total of 271 exams were taken. The average score achieved by these students was 3.4.

The Advanced Studies Program at Saint Edward’s offers a rigorous program for Seniors who wish to add independent research to an already challenging program of honors and AP courses. Students are accepted at the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country and many receive college credit for having completed AP level courses while at Saint Edward’s School.

The 56 AP Scholars recognized by the College Board are listed below.

AP Scholars (16):  Stephanie Arencibia, Vero Beach, Cory  Deal, Vero Beach, John Fasano, Stuart,

Christian French, Vero Beach, Alexandra  Guida, Vero Beach, Logan Jaffe, Vero Beach, Fedner Juste, Vero Beach, John Kim, Fort Pierce, Henry Kirkendall, Vero Beach, Grace Langstaff, Vero Beach, James Linus, Vero Beach, Maximilian Szapary, Austria, Eric Voyles, Vero Beach, Shiqi Wei, China,

Alex Wynne, Port Saint Lucie, Parker Young, Vero Beach.

AP Scholars With Honors  (13):  Hammad Ahmed, Port Saint Lucie, Lauren Allik, Vero Beach, Lori Frazier, Vero Beach, Danielle Humphrey, Vero Beach, Divya Korlipara, Port Saint Lucie, Heshuang Liang, China, Daniel Ordonez, Vero Beach, Donald “Collier”Proctor, Vero Beach, Clare Rea, Vero Beach, Elizabeth Tonner, Vero Beach, Kathryn Weeks, Vero Beach, Anne McCabe, Vero Beach, James McGee, Vero Beach.

AP Scholars with Distinction  (21):  Sasha Benincasa, Vero Beach, John Drondoski, Fort Pierce,

Jack Giampolo, Vero Beach, Patrick Groome, Vero Beach, Darian Hadjiabadi, Vero Beach, Michael Ioppolo, Melbourne Beach, James Kappel, Vero Beach, Adam Koulish, Vero Beach, Maxcimillion Lipkin, Vero Beach, Gracie Loesser, Vero Beach, Meagan Mayo, Vero Beach, Joseph Michaels, Sebastian, Bradley Midkiff, Vero Beach, Linh Nguyen, Vero Beach, Laura Noelke, Fort Pierce, Sydney O’Haire, Vero Beach, Anastasia Oswald, Vero Beach, Cory Quinlan, Sebastian, Garrett Spear, Vero Beach, Christina Spleen, Port Saint Lucie, Louis Szapary, Austria.

AP National Scholars  (4):  Will Peckham, Vero Beach, Jarred Spear, Vero Beach, Morgan Wild, Fort Pierce, Eric Willett, Fort Pierce.

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