58 Oak Knoll students recognized as AP Scholars

Oak Knoll names AP Scholars 2020Twenty-five seniors at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child earned AP Scholar and AP Scholar with Honor awards for their performance on Advanced Placement tests, the College Board has announced.

“Congratulations to all of our AP scholars this year,” said Kathleen Moriarty Skiff, Director of College Counseling at Oak Knoll. “This recognition is a remarkable tribute to your academic talent and hard work as well as the dedication of your teachers.”

AP Scholar awards are given each year to students who earned scores of 3 or higher in three or more AP exams.

Current seniors named AP Scholars include: Madison Ballou ’21, of Short Hills; Emma Burgess ’21, of Franklin Lakes; Maura Ferrigno ’21 , of New Providence; Lauren Goetz ’21, of Chatham; Ryann Hillenbrand ’21, of Chatham; Megan Joel ’21, of Chatham; Mary Lawler ’21, of Short Hills; Kasey Lewis ’21, of Montville; Grace McCaghey ’21, of Jersey City; Margaret McCann ’21, of Madison; Cara Minter ’21, of Morristown; Gabriella Molina ’21 of Westfield; Madeline Morton ’21 of Chatham; Heather O’Hern ’21 of Westfield; Maeve Olson ’21 of Ridgewood; Sofia Russo ’21 of Chatham; Leticia Sefia ’21 of Irvington; Claire Shurmur ’21 of Summit; Bryana Slough ’21 of Madison; Jacqueline Snyder ’21 of New Providence; Christina Sutton ’21 of Madison and Katherine Whelan ’21 of Essex Fells.

Jodie De Jesus ’21, of Summit; Emma Gamboa ’21, of Landing; and Teresa Pollard ’21, of South Orange; were also recognized as AP Scholars with Honor for earning an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams.

The College Board further announced that Heather O’Hern ’21 of Westfield was named a National Merit Semi-Finalist and Teresa Pollard ’21 of South Orange was named as a commended student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their 2019 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests (PSAT/NMSQT).

In a new program announced this year, Leticia Sefia ’21 of Irvington and Kasey Lewis ’21 of Montville have both been named in the College Board National African American Recognition Program based on their October 2019 PSAT scores and their Oak Knoll School GPA.

Students considered for the African American Recognition Program must identify as Black or African American (including African and Afro-Caribbean origin) and be permanent residents of the United Stated or a United States Territory.

The College Board further announced that members of the Class of 2020 were also named AP Scholars, including Katrina Bergen ’20, Megan Collins ’20, Mary Conniff ’20, Mary Kelly Doherty ’20, Elizabeth Gagliano ’20, Olivia Gaston ’20, Anna Jeffries ’20, Caroline Kilgallen ’20, Aine Maseker ’20, Sofia Pelayo ’20, Celia Peri ’20, Anna Schwartz ’20 and Margaret Tighe ’20.

Julianna Feit ‘20, Ava Gordon ‘20, Katherine Guido ’20, Elizabeth Matthews ’20, Bridget Murphy ’20, Keelin Schlageter and Isabelle Sykes ‘20 also named AP Scholars with Honor.

In addition, 12 members of the Class of 2020 were named AP Scholars with Distinction, having earned an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. These students include Emily Antunes ’20, Julia Bartie ’20, Faith Bulan ’20, Avery Donahue ’20, Cara Feit ’20, Caroline Hall ’20, Jeanne Horsey, 20, Kaitlin Kramer ’20, Elsa Maurizi ’20, Tara McTague ’20, Jodi Porto ’20 and Mary Margaret Schroeder ’20.

Caroline Hall ’20 was also named a National AP Scholar, having received an average score of at least 4 on her AP Exams, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams.

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