College Counseling Team Honors Students During Special Assembly

The upper school college counseling team hosted a special assembly the morning of November 5 to recognize members of the junior and senior class for outstanding academic achievements and awards outside of the classroom. 

National Merit Semi-finalists Gerald Bissell, Joseph Sly, and Grady Wolf were recognized for their awards along with National Merit Commended Scholars Jack Horgen, Danielle Lancaster, Evan Liberman, Kiley Malmberg, Ryan Riutta, and Camilo Saiz. 

AP Scholars were recognized for their outstanding performance on the previous two years’ AP exams. The AP Scholar Award is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. The AP Scholar with Honor Award recognizes students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. The AP Scholar With Distinction Award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Junior AP Scholars William Davis, Keira Hodum, Robert Lichten, Madelyn Popilek, Darian Salehi, and Ella Thomas were recognized for their hard work and achievement along with AP Scholars With Honor Parker McGraw and Aadi Patel.

The following seniors were also recognized for all three levels of AP Scholar awards. 

AP Scholars
  • Jack Berman
  • Emerick Bernstein
  • Matthew Berube
  • Caelan Brindise
  • Ali Brown
  • Sai Chigurupati
  • Marco Chojnacki
  • Robert Dunkin 
  • David Erulker
  • Ella Hayes
  • Ryan Hendi
  • John-Vincent Janin
  • Grace Kearns
  • Bradley Lesserson
  • James O'Neill
  • Jasmin Patrick
  • Cameron Salehi
  • Emeline Smith
  • Sydney Steinger
  • Christian Tipa 
  • Teresa Tuong
  • Caroline Yancey

AP Scholars with Honor
  • Jane Boyland
  • Jack Horgen
  • Eden Josza
  • Jakob Kroll
  • Benjamin Murphy
  • Matthew Postman
  • Caden Quinn
  • Jack Regnery
  • Katherine Scarborough
  • Sophia Smith

AP Scholars with Distinction
  • Troy Ackerly
  • Gerald Bissell
  • Casey Crawford
  • Tvisha Goel
  • Danielle Lancaster
  • Evan Liberman
  • Sophia Liporace
  • Kiley Malmberg
  • Joey Palomba
  • Ella Pierman
  • Mac Pulitzer
  • Ryan Riutta
  • Camilo Saiz
  • Joseph Slyh
  • Matthew Smith
  • Tyler Taplett 
  • Grady Wolf
  • Jake Zur
Associate Director of College Counseling Bekka Goldberg said the Class of 2022 has already done an enormous amount of work throughout the college admissions process. And while she said there is still more to be done, November is a month where it’s important to focus on gratitude.

“We are asking you to think about who helped you make it across that line,” Goldberg told the audience of juniors and seniors. “Outside, we have thank you notes that you can take with you. We’re urging you to take the time to thank your teachers who wrote you recommendations and helped you in this process. Those notes mean more to your teachers than you know.”
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