High-Achieving Holy Angels Excel as AP Scholars, Demonstrating College-Level Mastery

September, 2015 

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DEMAREST, NJ Seventy-one Academy of the Holy Angels’ (AHA) students have been named 2015 Advanced Placement  (AP) Scholars based upon their outstanding performance on the National College Boards’ AP examinations administered in Spring 2015.

Within this group, an impressive 21 students were named AP Scholars with Distinction,  which required test-takers to attain an average score of at least 3.5 on all of the AP exams taken and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams.  (AHA’s AP Scholars with Distinction earned an average score of 4.1).
AHA’s AP Scholars with Distinction include:
Victoria Cabales (Paramus,NJ), Guilia Califano, ( Nutley, NJ ), Carina Crabbe  (Hoboken, NJ), Emily De Rubertis (Pearl River, NY), Meghan Englert (Wyckoff, NJ), Cassidy Feerick  (Pearl River, NY), Renato Francesco   (Ridgewood, NJ), Olivia Guido  (Oradell, NJ), Anne Haws (Rivervale, NJ), Yoon Sun Hong (Cresskill, NJ), Alexandra Hottenrott (Lodi, NJ), Kirsten E. Judge (River Edge, NJ), Myung Jin Kang (Ridgewood, NJ), Kianna  Luscher  (Hawthorne, NJ), Jennifer Nugent (Pearl River, NY), Se-Jeen Park  (Cresskill,NJ), Rhea Shah  (Cliffside Park, NJ), Juliet Vicari (Wyckoff, NJ), Laurel Villarente (Spring Valley, NY), Fiona Williams (Glen Rock, NJ)

Thirteen AHA students were named AP Scholars with Honor, a status granted to AP test-takers receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams administrated to them, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.  ( AHA’s Scholars with Honors earned an average of 3.7)

AHA’s AP Scholars With Honor include:
Stephanie M. Albert (Tappan, NY), Sophia Cotter (Nanuet, NY), Julia DeSimone (Oradell, NJ), Ashlyn Donohue  (Pearl River, NY), Aine Doyle (Pearl River, NY), Eva Gurian (Tenafly, NJ), Katerina Lallos   (Englewood Cliffs, NJ). Michelle Lu  (Paramus, NJ), Kelly R. Mandella  (Montvale, NJ), Breanne Mastromarino   (Ridgewood, NJ), Catherine Moscatt  (Pearl River, NY), Elizabeth I. Saccoliti   (Leonia, NJ), Paige Sunden (Old Tappan, NJ)

An additional 36 students were recognized as AP Scholars, which requires students to attain a score of 3 or higher on at least 3 Advanced Placement exams. (AHA’s AP Scholars earned an average of 3.3)

AHA’s AP Scholars include:
Rasa H. Anvari  (Englewood, NJ), Selin Berberoglu, (Fort Lee, NJ),  Min Ju Cho (Norwood, NJ), Jessica L. Cooperman (Tappan, NY), Katherine P. Dalvano  (Wyckoff, NJ), Samantha Doka (Fair Lawn, NJ), Jennifer Faiz (River Edge, NJ), Kristen E. Gibney (Closter, NJ), Kaitlyn Gillick (Nanuet, NY), Melissa Gillick (Nanuet, NY), Irene Havlusch (Leonia, NJ), Elyse Howell (Rutherford, NJ), Caroline Hyer (Tenafly, NJ), Chinchu Jacob (Bergenfield, NJ), Kristen Kahrer (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ), Sojung Koh (Fort Lee, NJ), Kensley Lipka (Cresskill, NJ), Emily Loftus (Pearl River, NY), Sabrina Maciariello (Edgewater, NJ), Michele McDevitt (Blauvelt, NY), Caroline McLaughlin (Montclair, NJ), Jacklyn Miller  (Clifton, NJ), Ashley Misciagna (Park Ridge, NJ), Heather Mueger (Harrington Park, NJ), Bridget Owens (Pearl River, NJ), Phoebe J. Ozuah (Chestnut Ridge, NY), Samantha Pereira (Englewood, NJ), Catherine E. Piersa  (New Milford, NJ), Maria Rial (Secaucus, NJ), Julia Rondos (Ridgewood, NJ), Olivia Salomone (Tenafly, NJ), Emma Sanders  (Glen Rock, NJ), Clarissa Sandev (Dumont, NJ), Sheena Santos (Bogota, NJ), Monique Smallman (Montclair, NJ), Tasha Tombo (Emerson, NJ), Carolina Zuluaga (Englewood, NJ) 

Academy of the Holy Angels administered 332  AP exams  in  17 different subject areas ranging from Macroeconomics to Physics.  AHA’s 144 students enrolled in AP classes took the examinations, and achieved an overall passing rate of 92%, demonstrating college-level ability in several subjects. Academy of the Holy Angels’ Principal, Jennifer Moran, proudly proclaimed their stellar accomplishments,  “ a testament to  students’ commitment to learning, sustained effort, and the school’s dedicated and supportive faculty.”
For more than 136 years, the Academy of the Holy Angels, sponsored by The School Sisters of Notre Dame, have  been educating young women from all religious backgrounds in a rigorous, college preparatory program. Nestled in a college campus-like setting, AHA is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and National Service Learning Leader School that empowers young girls to lead in academics, the arts, athletics, spirituality and service. A Fall Open House will take place Sunday, October 4th from 11 AM to 3 PM followed by a mini Open House Monday, November 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For additional information, visit www.holyangels.org/admissions.

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