140 Prep Students Named AP Scholars
Posted 07/20/2018 11:54AM

The College Board recently named 140 Fordham Prep students as AP Scholars for the 2017-18 school year. The Advanced Placement Program offers several AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams.

62 Prep students were named AP Scholars for achieving a score of 3 or better on three or more advanced placement exams.

28 Prep students were named AP Scholars with Honors for earning at least a 3.25 on ALL AP exams with a score of 3 or better on a minimum of four tests.

Most impressive of all, 50 Prep students earned AP Scholar with Distinction honors for earning an average score of 3.5 on ALL AP exams taken with at least a score of 3 or better on five tests.


The six who were named both AP Scholar with Distinction and National AP Scholar (for scoring an average of 4 or higher on all their AP Exams and 4 or higher on at least eight of them) were Spencer Carter ’18, Lucas Geremia ’18, Christian Gjelaj ’18, William O’Connor ’18, Noah Russo ’18, and Francesco Zeolla ‘18.


Fordham Prep's principal, Dr. Joseph Petriello, congratulated these young men for their success, but also cited the hard work of the teachers. "Congratulations to all of our young men who achieved such significant distinctions as AP Scholars this year. Their hard work and diligent study is a reflection of their drive to seek excellence in all things. Our commitment to academic rigor would not be possible without the caring guidance, challenge and expectation of our dedicated faculty, 22 of whom taught AP classes this year. My sincere gratitude to all of our AP teachers and to Mr. Joseph Kohler and Mr. John Mercorella ’07 for coordinating AP exams. As we recognize these achievements, may all in our community be inspired to place their intellectual accomplishments at the service of others, which is the true heart of Jesuit education."


The breakdown of the award winners can be found HERE.

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