At its September 24 meeting, the Verona Board of Education recognized Verona High School students for their achievements on Advanced Placement tests. The students recognized included members of the class of 2013 and current seniors. (Not all students were present to receive their recognition.)
Twenty-three students were named AP Scholar Students, a distinction granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Madelyn Boyle, Nicholas Cariani, Juliana Conlon, James Corbett, Daniel Denora, Kimberly DeRosa, Gabrielle Discafani, Lara Eremita, ￼￼￼￼￼Christina Flores, Kelly Hogan, Jillian Lanese, Amanda Langan, Catherine Macowski, Olivia Newkirk, Jasmine Okafor, Courtney Paganelli, ￼￼￼￼￼￼Anne Patti, Luke Sniatkowski, Jane Spardel, Jillian Sprong, Daniel Stryker, Jonathan Tosh, and Sydney White.
Six students were named AP Scholars With Honor, granted to students who receive an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams: ￼Russell Glick, Soufieh Hakimzadeh, Michael King, ￼￼Jacqueline Noyes, ￼Morgan Plessner, and Steven Wynen.
Seventeen students were named AP Scholar with Distinction, granted to students who receive 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: ￼￼￼￼Adara Blaney, Matthew Carroll, Phoebe Chu, Edward Denton, Kelly DiGeronimo, Michael Hardenberg, Alexander Jo, Isaac Jo, ￼￼￼￼￼Benjamin Jung, Daniel Li, Jenna O’Connell, Steven Rust, ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Dan Smillie, Alexandra Smith, Christopher Sweeney, Alexandra Szilagyi, and ￼￼￼￼￼Natalie Wertz.
And two student received the top honor, National AP Scholar, which is granted to students in the United States who receive an average of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. They were ￼Benjamin Jung and Jenna O’Connell, the co-salutatorians of the Class of 2013.