EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 18, 2013

Central Catholic recognizes Class of 2012 AP Scholars


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — Thirty-nine graduates of the Class of 2012 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 2012 Advanced Placement Exams.

The Lawrence school offers AP courses in 21 subject areas. Ninety percent of the CCHS students who took the AP Exams achieved a score of “3” or better; 68 percent achieved a score of “4” or better, and 35 percent earned the maximum score of “5”. Central Catholic’s 2012 grads significantly outpaced the national and Massachusetts scores on AP exam results. There were 142 students who participated in the AP program, taking 292 AP Exams in May 2012.

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.

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

AP Scholar with Distinction (Scores of 3.5 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams):

Michelle Abou-Raad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abou Abou-Raad, Methuen and now attends Boston University; Lillian Cryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cryan, Haverhill and now attends Towson University, Md.; Jeffrey Donahue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Donahue, North Andover and now attends George Washington University, D.C.; Katherine Eisenberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Eisenberg, North Andover and now attends Tufts University; Jeremy Fague, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fague, Andover and now attends Fordham University; Matthew Fenlon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fenlon, Haverhill and now attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Nicholas Golden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Golden, Haverhill and now attends Tufts University; Benjamin Lauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lauer, Tewksbury and now attends Boston College; Sarah Lynch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lynch, Andover and now attends The University of Pennsylvania; Brianna MacGregor, daughter of Ms. Susan MacGregor, Haverhill and now attends Harvard University; Sean Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, Atkinson, N.H. and now attends Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Carolina Santos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Santos, Lawrence and now attends Assumption College; Tyler Stein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stein, Tewksbury and now attends Providence College; and Andrew Ton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuong Ton, Methuen and now attends American University, D.C.

AP Scholar with Honor (Scores of 3.25 or higher on 4 or more AP Exams): Christopher Bunker, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Bunker, Salem, N.H. and now attends The George Washington University, D.C.; Nora Emmott, daughter of Ms. Patricia Emmott, Methuen and now attends University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Meghan Kelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kelley, Billerica and now attends Boston University; Christine Kuehl, daughter of Donald Kuehl and Joanne Ago, Windham, N.H. and now attends California College of the Arts; Shawn McCoy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCoy, Atkinson, N.H. and now attends Trinity College, Conn.; and Catherine Xenakis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Xenakis, Haverhill, and now attends Boston University.

AP Scholar (Scores of 3.0 or higher on 3 or more AP Exams): Kelly Becht, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Becht, Plaistow, N.H. and now attends Fordham University; Stephanie Cabrera, daughter of Mrs. Noemy Cabrera, Methuen and now attends Massachusetts College of Art & Design; Wen Cai, host family-Ms. Kelly Townsend, Pelham, N.H., and will graduate CCHS in May 2013; Brendan Dagher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fouad Dagher, Methuen, and now attends Fordham University; Casey Dawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dawson, Andover and now attends College of the Holy Cross; Patrick Facendola, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Facendola, Dracut and now attends University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Jeremy Garneau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Garneau, Haverhill and now attends College of the Holy Cross; Tyler Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Graham, Windham, N.H. and now attends Worcester Academy; Colleen Hanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hanley, North Andover and now attends the University of Vermont; Rachel Hurton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hurton, Tewksbury and now attends Fairfield University; Richard Imprescia, son of Ms. Annette Imprescia, North Andover and now attends Quinnipiac University; Jieon Kim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sung Jin, North Andover and now attends U.C.L.A.; Huy Le, son of Ms. Tien Phung Nguyen, Lawrence and now attends Boston University; Derek Lescarbeau, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lescarbeau, Methuen and now attends Rochester Institute of Technology; Aaron Manzi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Manzi, Methuen, and now attends the University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Allison Nagy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nagy, Plaistow, N.H. and now attends University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Amy Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Peterson, North Andover and now attends New York University; Alexandra Sanz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terence Sanz, Andover and now attends the University of Maryland; and Rebecca Wheeler, daughter of Ms. Cari Maillet, Methuen and now attends the University of Vermont.

Central Catholic High School is the second largest Catholic, college preparatory high school in the Boston Archdiocese. 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 1,334 diverse students from 42 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. Every member of the student body is actively engaged in community service projects throughout local communities.