Bruins Recognized for Exceptional Achievement on AP Exams

August 24th, 2022 | News

Thirty-nine students and recent graduates of Padua Franciscan High School have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Several levels of achievement are recognized based on the number of year-long courses and examinations (or their equivalent semester-long courses and examinations).

11 AP Scholars with Distinction
Eleven Bruins qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Examinations taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these examinations.

  • Joseph Ahmann
  • Alexander Bomgardner
  • Cynthia Driscoll
  • Samuel Edel
  • Matthew Harley Jr.
  • McKayla Leonard
  • Anna Lindenmuth
  • Alexander Lucko
  • Kyrillos Mikhail
  • Xiaoen Ning
  • Maxwell Ross

10 AP Scholars with Honor
Ten students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Examinations taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these examinations.

  • Emily Cole
  • Benjamin Frostino
  • Damian Goss
  • Joshua Koces
  • Christopher Oancea
  • Elise Ondracek
  • Kathryn Pinjuh
  • Julia Soeder
  • Jeffrey Ungvarsky
  • Gregory Wasil

18 AP Scholars
Eighteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Examinations.

  • Anthony Arcuri
  • Dominic Arcuri
  • Chiraag Bhargava
  • Zachary Bomgardner
  • Emma Diederich
  • Vivian Gabbard
  • Adriana Gasiewski
  • Nicollette Gasiewski
  • Mary Gaughan
  • Brenna Heinzerling
  • Anthony Kucera
  • Sophia Marchak
  • Adin Murphy
  • Ashley Rasch
  • Faith Richardson
  • Michael Rypiak
  • Elizabeth Shuman
  • Ava Ward

AP Statistics 

149 Students completed AP Tests
290 Exams were administered
Students scored 3 or better on 205 exams

100% of students scored 3 or better in Physics C: Mechanics
100% of students scored 3 or better in Chemistry
92% of students scored a 3 or better in Biology
100% of students scored a 3 or better in 2D Art and Design
100% of students scored a 3 or better in English Literature and Composition
92% of students scored a 3 or better in in English Language and Composition
100% of students scored a 3 or better in Computer Science A
92% of students scored a 3 or better in Computer Science Principles
100% of students scored a 3 or better in US Government
100% of students scored a 3 or better in AP Spanish Language and Culture

English
English Language and Composition: 24 out of 26 scored a 3 or higher.
English Literature and Composition: 25 out of 25 scored a 3 or higher.

Social Studies
U.S. Government: 29 out of 29 scored a 3 or higher.
U.S. History: 18 out of 48 scored a 3 or higher.

Science
Physics C: Mechanics: 7 out of 7 scored a 3 or higher.
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 3 out of 7 scored a 3 or higher.
Chemistry: 5 out of 5 scored a 3 or higher.
Biology: 26 out of 33 scored a 3 or higher.

Math
Calculus AB: 8 out of 31 scored a 3 or higher.
Calculus BC: 5 out of 17 scored a 3 or higher.
Statistics: 7 out of 16 scored a 3 or higher.

Computer Science
Computer Science A: 7 out of 7 scored a 3 or higher
Computer Science Principles: 23 out of 25 scored a 3 or higher

World Languages
AP Spanish Language and Culture: 5 out of 5 scored a 3 or higher