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18 at Notre Dame Are AP Scholars

September 23, 2018

TYNGSBORO -- Eighteen high-school students at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams for the 2018 session.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides academically prepared students with an opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement in college classes, or both for successful performances on AP exams. The exams are graded on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest.

The NDA scholar awardees have an average of 3.82 for all AP exams taken.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on performance on AP exams. The following is a list of awards and the 2018 honorees.

AP Scholar with Distinction: Students who receive an average score of 3.5 or greater on all AP Exams and who score a 3 or higher on five or more tests. NDA students -- all 2018 graduates -- earning this honor are: Lauren Bradley (Tyngsboro), Claire French (Nashua, N.H.), Annie Kelley (Lowell), Annmarie Kordish (Tyngsboro), Eileen Leach (Groton), Emma McLeod (Tewksbury), Preksha Munot (Tewksbury), Clare Newman (Littleton), Tuyenhan Nguyen (Tyngsboro), Emma Paxton (Groton), Sarah Piela (Nashua, N.H.) and Katherine Tarantino (Pepperell).

AP Scholar with Honor: Students who earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams and who score a 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. NDA students earning this honor are Rebecca Leary (Nashua, N.H.) and Eileen Mancini (Groton), both 2018 graduates.

AP Scholars: Students completing three or more exams with scores of 3 or higher. Students earning this honor are 2018 graduates Keely Ford (Chelmsford) and Marilyn Hrytsay (Merrimack, N.H.), and current seniors Elena Murguia (Hollis, N.H.) and Haichun Sun (Tyngsboro).

The academy offers AP courses in each major academic subject and preparation for several other AP tests through a combination of direct instruction and independent study. Overall, 92 percent of all NDA students taking an AP exam earned a 3 or higher.

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