Alumni News

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  • Ninety-Eight Archmere Academy Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the more than 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
    Fifteen students at Archmere Academy qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are from the Class of 2019 – Katherine Alberta, Abel Chen, Rebecca de Heer, Gerald Enverso, Justin Lee, Rebecca Lewis, Tullis Liu, Emily Lugg, Lewis MacMillan, Julia Prendergast, Parker Vakili, Nicole Witherell, and Audrey Yang; and from the Class of 2020 – Jessica Pei and Andrew Shi. 
    Fifty-four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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. These students are from the Class of 2019 – Isabella Abbrescia, Katherine Alberta, Seth Bale, Abel Chen, Theresa Chua, Brady Dalton, Riley DeBaecke, Rebecca de Heer, Caroline Donovan, Gerald Enverso, Alexandra Ewing, Emily Freney, James Giffin, Abigail Gilbert, Aiden Graham, Grace Lairdieson, Justin Lee, Rebecca Lewis, Tullis Liu, William, Liu, Abigail Lontz, Emily Lugg, Lewis MacMillan, Alexandra Maloy, Maryellen Martin, Kyla McAvinue, Maxwell Mineo, Beatrix Moore, Anneliese Parenti, Brendan Peebles, Ian Peebles, Julia Prendergast, Meghan Reilly, Timothy Rogers, Madeline Singh, Matthew Specht, Parker Vakili, Nicole Witherell, Matthew Witterholt, Audrey Yang, Rhianna Zaher, and Daniel Zhu; and from the Class of 2020 – Caroline Antunes, Phoebe Brinker, Clara Curren, Sebastian Gray, Sophia Liston, Emily Maceda, Jessica Pei, Andrew Shi, Rishi Subbaraya, Alexandra Williamson, Lauren Wilson, and Xiaohan Zeng

    Eighteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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. These students are from the Class of 2019 – Palmer Anderson, Avery Beck, Evan Hernick, Anna Keating, George Mantakounis, Mitchell Moyer, Annabelle Murray, Christian Parker, and Anna Sanchez; and from the Class of 2020 – Ty Brinker, Madison Downey, Carter Galbus, Gabrielle Hogan, William Mendez, Cameron Noval, Christopher Rowley, Lauren Simpson, and Ciara Trigg.
    Twenty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are from the Class of 2019 – Haley Armstrong, Grace DiGiacoma, Elizabeth Erdy, Taylor Gerard, Samantha Ghaul, Maxine Hendrix, Julia Jogani, Emma McCann, Catherine McGonigle, Jennifer Olsen, Annika Siddall, and Margaret Udovich; and from the Class of 2020 – Sofia Alvarez, Elise Brady, Matthew DiGregorio, Jacob Gehrt, Grace Janvier, Michael Kaiser, Riley McAvinue, Magdalena Mendez, Jacob Meredith, Kaylee Paranczak, Erin Pearson, Lauren Raziano, and Daniel Rogers; and from the Class of 2021 – Alex Lu.
    One student qualified for the AP International Diploma (APID). The APID is a globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. The APID is earned by completing five or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher, across several specified content areas and must attend a university outside of the U.S. or U.S. territories. The student is from the Class of 2019 - Anneliese Parenti.
    Of this year’s award recipients at Archmere Academy, thirty-five are sophomores or juniors: from the Class of 2020 – Sofia Alvarez, Caroline Antunes, Elise Brady, Phoebe Brinker, Ty Brinker, Clara Curren, Matthew DiGregorio, Madison Downey, Carter Galbus, Jacob Gehrt, Sebastian Gray, Gabrielle Hogan, Grace Janvier, Michael Kaiser, Sophia Liston, Emily Maceda, Riley McAvinue, Magdalena Mendez, William Mendez, Jacob Meredith, Cameron Noval, Kaylee Paranczak, Erin Pearson, Jessica Pei, Lauren Raziano, Daniel Rogers, Christopher Rowley, Andrew Shi, Lauren Simpson, Rishi Subbaraya, Ciara Trigg, Alexandra Williamson, Lauren Wilson, and Xiaohan Zeng; and from the Class of 2021 – Alex Lu. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
    Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP. 
    The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of more than 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
  • Gillen Curren ‘18 Named Beckman Scholar

    Gillen Curren ‘18 has been named a Beckman Scholar at Villanova University. Each year, 10-12 universities are selected by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (a nonprofit established for the purpose of supporting basic scientific research) to provide continuous 18 month support to exceptional undergraduate students through the Beckman Scholars Program. Gillen is majoring in Environmental Science and her study is "Heavy Metals in Estuarine Food Webs".

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  • 85th Archmere Academy Commencement Exercises

    Archmere Academy welcomed 123 alumni into its ranks during Commencement ceremonies on June 2nd in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Bishop Malooly presided. Parker Vakili was the Valedictorian, and Tully Liu the Salutatorian. 
    The winner of the Archmere Medal, the school’s most prestigious award given annually to the student whom the faculty believes best exemplifies the ideals and values of Archmere, was Reid Hartman. The school’s second highest honor, the Activities Medal, which recognizes service and participation, was awarded to Kyla McAvinue.
    Departmental honors went to Matthew Specht, Theology; Anneliese Parenti, English, French; Tully Liu, History, Science, Mathematics, Chinese; Audrey Yang, Computer Science, German; Kyla McAvinue, Art, Drama; Isabella Abbrescia, Music Medal for Vocal Presentation; David Demnicki, Music Medal for Instrumental Presentation; Parker Vakili, Technology, Spanish; Bridget Lawlor, Christian Service Medal; Humanities, Katherine Alberta. Caroline Donovan won the Women’s Athletics Medal, and Mitch Moyer won for Men’s Athletics.
    Best wishes to the graduating seniors of the Class of 2019 as they prepare over this summer to embark on the next chapter of their lives! 

    Click here to view the College Matriculation List for the Class of 2019.

    To view the Baccalaureate and Graduation albums on the Archmere News and Happening site, visit here.
  • Christopher Corsi '13 Builds Successful Startup Company

    Christopher Corsi ’13, Co-Founder of Cassian Solutions, and his team have developed a phone case that interacts with an app to increase medication adherence. They are currently working with a nationally-ranked hardware accelerator, AlphaLab Gear, based out of Pittsburgh, PA. AlphaLab Gear most recently accepted Chris’ company into their 28-week long Gear program which focuses on customer discovery, prototyping, legal and accounting, business model development, product iteration, early manufacturing and customer traction.
  • Conor McAvinue ’17 To Spend Summer at the Aspen Music Festival & School

    Conor McAvinue ’17 was recently accepted into the New York String Orchestra Seminar, joining them to celebrate their 50th anniversary season.  They performed at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve and December 28th.  Conor has also been busy playing with the Canton and Firelands Symphony Orchestras, both regional groups based in Ohio.  Conor spent his Spring Break in Miami Beach, FL performing with the New World Symphony Orchestra.  This summer, he plans to attend the Aspen Music Festival & School for seven weeks.  The Aspen Music Festival & School is regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students.

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A private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy, grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.