Graduating ALJ Senior National Advanced Placement Scholar

CLARK — Tom Lewis, a 2011 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School, has been named a National Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar. The designation of National AP Scholar is a highly prestigious honor that is awarded to students nationally who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Lewis took a total of 9 AP Exams, and attained an average of 4.11, thus reaching and exceeding the plateau for this lofty award. He scored a 5 on the AP Exams of Psychology, United States Government and Politics, and World History; and 4’s in English Language Composition, English Literature Composition, United States History, Chemistry, and Physics.


While attending ALJ, Lewis was an active participant in the Science Olympiad, Math Team member, Science League Team, School Musical, School Newspaper, Peer Leadership, Puppetry Club, Guitar Club, Key Club, and History Club. Among his other academic achievements, Lewis won First Place in the Physics II Team Science League, was named March 2011 Student of the month at Arthur L. Johnson High School, September 2010 AP Scholar with Honor at Arthur L. Johnson High School, High Honor Roll all 16 marking periods, numerous academic and leadership nominations, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Union County Secondary Principals Association Outstanding Student for 201-2011. Lewis was awarded over $200,000 in scholarship monies. He will be attending Lafayette College in September on a full scholarship.

At the Clark Board of Education’s July Showcase of Success, Lewis was honored for his achievement of being named a National Advanced Placement Scholar by the school community. Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops highlighted Lewis’s numerous and varied honors and achievements pointing out that he held leadership positions in many of the activities he participated in and, commenting on what a positive ambassador Tom Lewis was for the entire school and township communities.

“You’ve represented yourself, your family, Arthur L. Johnson High School, and the Clark School District in the finest of fashions,” the educator said. “In addition, you’re an outstanding role model for the students at Arthur L. Johnson High School, where you’ve created such a positive legacy.”

Arthur L. Johnson National Advanced Placement Scholar Tom Lewis poses for a picture prior to the Board of Education’s Showcase of Success with Arthur L. Johnson Assistant Principal David Oliveira; his Dad, Tom Lewis Sr.; his Mom, Karen Lewis; and Arthur L. Johnson Principal Richard Delmonaco. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

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