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JOHN BAPST STUDENTS NAMED AP SCHOLARS
Bangor— Forty-five students at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams, according to the College Board
The Advanced Placement Program at John Bapst offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses and receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP exams. The school offers 13 AP courses in a wide variety of subject areas. In addition, a similar number of honors courses are offered. All students enrolled in an AP course at John Bapst are required to take the AP Exam. In 2009, 129 students took a total of 273 tests in 13 subject areas. Out of those 129 students, 45 have been named AP Scholars in recognition of their achievement on the AP Exams.
Charlotte Firestone ’09 is Maine’s female recipient of the 2009 State AP Scholar Award. The designation of AP Scholar is granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken). Firestone also qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on 8 or more of these exams. Firestone took a total of 10 AP Exams during her high school career, averaging 4.6 on all exams.
In addition to Firestone, eleven other John Bapst 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 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Anna Carmack ’10, Ryan Casey ’09, Christopher Fogler ’09, Alex Gale ’09, Ashley Gale ’09, Lydia Horne ’09, Justin Jordan ’09, Ryan Lad ’09, Margaret Lammert ’09, Olivia Simone ’09, and Daniel Ward ’09.
Eight students also qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on 4 or more of these exams. These students are Amy Cheetham ’09, Sean Gilbert ’09, Shane Hass ’10, Lucas Hubbard ’10, Jordan Meyers ’09, Jordan Myerowitz ’10, Abigail Perkins ’09, and Ian Szydlo ’10.
Twenty-five students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing 3 or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are John Ahearn ’09, Gillian Anderson ’10, Madeleine Bayleran-Brown ’09, Lyndsey Brozyna ’09, Robert Burbank ’09, Ryan Carr ’10, Tyler Chamberlain ’09, Kathleen Clark ’09, Andrew Desrosiers ’09, Samantha Farnham ’09, Marianne Ferguson ’10, John Frankland ’09, Katherine Greenlaw ’09, Ian Grover ’09, Rebecca Hanks ’09, Katie Hein ’10, Chase Huckestein ’09, Dillon Jordan ’10, Katie Kimball ’09, Jason McBurnie ’10, Lauren Peavey ’09, Phoebe Peckenham ’09, Ethan Sale ’09, Martin Sovis ’09, and Alexandria Wright ’09.
John Bapst is a non-sectarian, independent, college-preparatory school that serves students in grades 9 through 12, the majority of whom are publicly supported. Located in its original 1928 building in Bangor’s Broadway Historic District, the school welcomes students from over 40 communities.
With a strong tradition of school spirit and friendliness, John Bapst balances commitment to community life with the recognition of individual talents and differences. A strong Advanced Placement program, an acclaimed instrumental and choral music program, and a tradition of athletic achievement are among the school’s notable features. The school’s mission of fostering in students a respect for learning, for themselves, and for others is supported not only by its participation in the Advanced Placement Program but also by the high number of students who take the exams. For more information about John Bapst, visit the school’s web site at www.johnbapst.org.