Four St. John Paul II School students have earned the AP Capstone Diploma™ during the 2021-22 school year. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills critical to academic success.
Kendal O’Brien, Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Nathan Mazzoni, Keira Carpenter, Class of 2022 Salutatorian, and Ana Santos all earned AP Capstone Diplomas and were named AP Scholars and AP Scholars with Distinction respectively. Gregory Maynard, Sophie Menyhart, Caitlyn Reen, and Alexander Traykovski were all named AP Scholars with Distinction. Liam Powell and Chuwei Yuan were named AP Scholars with Honors. Vincent Castano, Margaret Crofford, Shane Cummings, Kaya DeAngelis, Maria Kulik, Paige Loewen, Roisin O’Brien, and Jonathan Walman were named AP Scholars.
“We proudly recognize the achievements of students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program,” said Mona Lisa Valentino, High School Division Principal. “Our AP Capstone students and teachers showed extraordinary commitment. The students’ achievements will serve them well after high school.”
To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams.
“Congratulations to the AP Capstone award winners, who conduct, present, and defend academic research on topics they are passionate about,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of AP and Instruction. “Their ability to manage long-term projects, collaborate with teams, and deliver effective presentations will accelerate both their academic and professional careers.”