SCOTCH PLAINS – Twenty-three students at Union Catholic High School have earned AP Scholars Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams during the 2008-2009 school year.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. Class of 2009 graduate Christopher Brown of Edison was named a National AP Scholar by earning an average grade of four or higher on a five-point scale for AP Exams. Brown achieved this level of achievement on all eight of the AP Exams he took.
Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of three or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are 2009 graduates: Steven Berger of Scotch Plains, Melissa Carey of Fanwood and John Szilagyi of Edison.
Gina Egidio of Edison and Melissa Puschak of Union, both 2009 graduates, were named AP Scholars with Honors for earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of three or higher on four or more of these exams.
An additional 17 students earned AP Scholar Awards by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of three or higher. These students included 2009 graduates Katherine Columbo of Colonia, Spencer Davis of Metuchen, Kelly Dyckman of Fanwood, Richard Fuchs of Edison, Roberto Gomez of Union, James Lubin of Cranford, Kelsey Mahler of Berkeley Heights, Nina Napolitano of Colonia, Stephanie Walls of Cranford, Christopher Wolff of Metuchen, and Ashley Wytenus of Colonia.
Seniors Jamie Ciocon of Edison, Jaclyn Ferrie of Colonia, Megan Furlong of Maplewood, Arielle Gonzalez of Kenilworth, Catherine Munkittrick of Westfield, and Alexander Tran of Colonia were also honored.
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