EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 27, 2014

49 Central Catholic grads earn AP honors


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — Forty nine recent graduates of Central Catholic High were named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board’s AP Program in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2013 Advanced Placement Exams.

Fifty-three percent of the Class of 2013 participated in the AP Program, taking 428 AP Exams in May 2013. The Lawrence school offers AP courses in 21 different subject areas. Eighty-three percent of the students who took the AP Exams achieved a competency score of “3” or better, 56 percent achieved a score of “4” or better and 25 percent earned the maximum score of “5.”

CCHS students outpaced both Massachusetts and national outcomes with 88 percent of the students earning at least one proficiency score of “3,” exceeding the Massachusetts rate at 72 percent and the national rate at 61 percent.

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.

Doreen Keller, principal of Central Catholic, said, “The success of Central Catholic students on AP Exams clearly is the result of the expertise of our faculty in preparing students with the required rigorous curricula and the necessary critical reasoning skills, as well as the diligence of our students in fully applying themselves to the intense challenges of AP studies.”

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

Here are some local students and their achievements:

AP Scholar with Distinction: scores of 3.5 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams:

Bryan Allen of Salem, N.H.

Emily Boehm of North Andover

Rosalie Cryan of Haverhill

David DeLuca of Salem, N.H.

Nathaniel Hall of Methuen, now attends the University of MA at Lowell

Daniel Lefebvre of Dracut

Mackenzie Murray of Amesbury

Jacquelyn Nassar of Salem, N.H.

Christine Nguyen of Haverhill

Dong-Jae Park of North Andover

Colleen Slein of Salem, N.H.

Jie Yu of China and Pelham

AP Scholar with Honor: scores of 3.25 or higher on 4 or more AP Exams

Matthew Conlin of Andover

Alexander Dimmock of Methuen

Cayley Dorr of Haverhill

Nicholas Kirkham of Haverhill

Kaliopi Konomi of Haverhill

Mary Shine of Lawrence

Samuel Sierra of Lawrence

Brian Silvey of Methuen

Jacob Suarez of Methuen

Liam Sullivan of Chester

Briana Tremblay of Salem, N.H.

AP Scholar: scores of 3.0 or higher on 3 or more AP Exams

Maurice Aguiler of Lawrence

Michelle Bouchard of Andover

Wen Cai of China and Haverhill

Elizabeth Clemente of Salem, N.H.

Daniel Dziedzic of Windham, N.H.

Claire Foggo of Windham, N.H.

Saddan Genao of Lawrence

Shawn Hamel of Methuen

Alexandra Hegge of Andover

Maria Karamourtopoulos of Methuen

Caroline MacDonald of North Andover

Kathleen Marinelli of Lawrence

William Martin of Methuen

Cynthia Michaud of Methuen

John Mitchell of North Andover

Trey Nasser of Methuen

Owen O’Leary of North Andover

Ngoc Phan of Vietnam and Lawrence

Kendra Poulin of Hampstead

Julian Pryde of Andover

Emily Round of Methuen

Tiffany Truong of Bradford

Veteran career fair tomorrow in Boston

BOSTON — Veterans seeking work can attend the Statewide Veterans Career Fair set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the State House.

As part of its strategic plan to increase employment opportunities for veterans, the state is hosting its first program where it will connect veterans to possible jobs.

The program will be held in the area of the Great Hall, Grand Staircase and Nurses Hall. For more details, go to www.mass.gov/hrd/veteranscareerfair

Mary Todd Lincoln comes to life

ATKINSON — Storyteller Sally Mummey brings Mary Todd Lincoln to life in a Living History Program at Kimball Library on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Raised in a slave-holding family, Mary Todd Lincoln evolved into an advocate for abolition. She spoke her mind openly in an era when a woman’s success in life was measured by marriage and motherhood.

Against her family’s wishes, she married the man she loved and partnered with him to achieve their goal of becoming president and first lady.

Mummey as Mary Lincoln shares stories of their life and love, triumphs and challenges; and life in the White House during the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Mummey is an award-winning lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

The library is at 5 Academy Ave. Refreshments will be served.

Chamber forum set in Windham on Feb. 6

WINDHAM — Superintendent Winfried Feneberg, Town Administrator David Sullivan and Community Development Director Laura Scott will headline a Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce forum Thursday, Feb. 6.

The forum begins at 7:30 a.m. at the town’s the Community Development offices, 3 North Lowell Road.

The Windham officials will discuss projects that may affect businesses. For more information visit gschamber.com or call 893-3177.