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BERWICK – Several recent Berwick Area Senior High School graduates and current students have been recognized by the College Board for their performance on the National Advanced Placement exams. All AP students at Berwick take the national test, with several of our students taking multiple courses and exams. The district remains the only one in Northeastern PA participating in the AP Capstone Program, which carries additional requirements beyond that of traditional AP coursework.

 Advanced Placement scholars of distinction are required to score a 3 or higher in at least 5 AP exams and have an overall average of at least 3.5 on AP exams taken. Berwick Area High School students recognized as AP Scholars with distinction were: Alicia Dent, Hannah Gizenski, Griffin Keller and Gianna Popko.

Advance Placement scholars with honors are required to score a 3 or higher on at least 4 AP exams with an overall average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken. Berwick students recognized as AP scholars with honors were: Oliver Brown, Kaleb Gearinger, Sydney Kimbell, Lucas Miller and Dallas Schechterly.

Advanced Placement scholars are required to have a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Berwick students recognized as AP scholars were: Karlea Allen, Maryanna Betterly, Megan Dalo, Mia Doll, Hanako Ferro, Mariah Frankford, Emily Getty, Jarret Groshek, Ryan Kishbaugh, Jordan Kopec, Long Le, Sydney Lloyd, Timothy Maron, Kayla McCreary, Matison McIntyre, Sierra Miedaner, Henry Novicki and Aubree Strachko.

The AP Capstone Program is in its’ fourth year at the high school. Capstone students complete all college-level course content and a rigorous research project of their own design. They must also pass the AP Research and the AP Seminar tests, as well as four other AP courses and national assessments given by the College Board. Berwick students receiving an AP Capstone diploma with their area of research were:

Karlea Allen: Examining Misphonic Responses

Megan Dalo: Neuromuscular Training and ACL Tear Rates

Hannah Gizenski: Sodium Selenite and Malignant Melanoma Cells

Jarret Groshek: Bird Vagrancy in North America

Kayla McCreary: Women as Lead Researchers in the United States and Japan

Matison McIntyre: Effectiveness of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses