Seventy-nine Christian Brothers Academy students have been recognized with a 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award, as announced by The College Board this week.
Thirty-four students were named AP Scholars, which The College Board grants to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. A number of these students are rising sophomores or juniors who are eligible for additional AP Scholar Awards next year.
Fourteen students were named AP Scholars with Honor, which The College Board grants to 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 average AP score for CBA students named as AP Scholars with Honor was 3.70.
Thirty-one students were named AP Scholars with Distinction, which The College Board grants 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. The average AP score for CBA students named as AP Scholars with Distinction was 4.36.
Eight members of the CBA Class of 2018 were named National AP Scholars. This honor is granted to the top performers in the nation’s AP program. To be named a National AP Scholar, a student must receive an average score of at least 4.0 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight of more of these exams.
The eight National AP Scholars from the Class of 2018 are:
William Acken (Yale University)
John-Gabriel Bermudez (Yale Universtiy)
James Clabby (University of Miami)
Daniel Draganoff (University of Pennsylvania)
Peter Hegel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Andrew Mullaghy (Rutgers University)
Matthew Notaro (Rutgers University)
John Sheridan (University of Notre Dame)
Each of these students took at least nine AP exams during their CBA years and six of these eight students never earned a grade lower than a 4 on any of their AP exams.
One student, Peter Hegel, took 12 AP exams as a CBA student and earned a score of 5 on every exam.
“Christian Brothers Academy is very proud of the achievements of all of our AP Scholars,” said Associate Principal Sean Nunan. “Thank you to all of these young men and to their dedicated teachers for the exemplary work they did preparing for this success.”