Thirty-six John Bapst Memorial High School students have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. About 18 percent of the 1.6 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
Owen Firestone ’08 of Bangor qualified as a National AP Scholar 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 eight or more of the exams.
Twelve 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 the exams. The 12 Scholars were Maren Askins ’08 Bangor, Jacqueline Burke ’08 of Holden, Frederick Eyerer ’08 of Newburgh, Joseph Fernandez ’08 of Holden, Charlotte Firestone ’09 of Bangor, Erin Flynn ’08 of Hancock, Elizabeth Kevit ’08 of Eddington, Nathan Lesser ’09 of Orono, Joseph Moore ’08 of Orrington, Brian Porter ’08 of Holden, and Carolyn Ryder ’08 of Levant.
In addition, nine students 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 four or more of the exams. Those students were Alex Gale ’09 of Glenburn, Ashley Gale ’09 of Glenburn, Justin Jordan’09 of Glenburn, Ryan Lad ’09 of Glenburn, Margaret Lammert ’09 of Glenburn, Jamie Lapierre ’08 or Miilford, Jordan Meyers ’09 of Eddington, Katherine Rydell ’08 of Glenburn, and Alexandra Settele ’08 of Holden.
An additional 15 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing 3 or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. Those Scholars were Madeleine Bayleran-Brown ’09 of Blue Hill, James Brigham ’08 Bangor, Lyndsey Brozyna ’09 of Orrington, Ryan Casey ’09 of Veazie, Amy Cheetham ’09 of Monroe, Autumn Doughty ’08 of Veazie, Lydia Horne ’09 of Holden, Eve Jordan ’08 of Veazie, Alyssa McIntyre ’08 of Newburgh, Matthew Nelson ’08 Orrington, Kaili Quinn ’08 of Dedham, Olivia Simone ’09 of Veazie, Emmaline Varney ’08 of Bangor, Daniel Ward ’09 of Carmel, and Chelsea Zawadzki ’08 of Brewer.
The Advanced Placement Program at John Bapst Memorial High School 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 15 AP courses in a wide variety of subject areas. In addition, a similar number of honors courses are offered. In 2007-08, approximately one-third of John Bapst’s students participated in the AP Program.