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AP honors: Academy of the Holy Names senior Mary Green was named a National AP Scholar for receiving a 4 or 5 on 10 AP exams. Green is also the 2012 valedictorian.

Thirteen students were named AP Scholars With Distinction for receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken: Charmaine Bondoc, Gabriela Bou, Anna Castellano, Jennifer Compton, Karen Cornett, Sarah Davis, Meagan Gonzalez, Mary Green, Josie Little, Marigloria Maldonado-Puebla, Paige Mangan, Darby Meade and Alexandra Viso.

Twelve students were named AP Scholars With Honor for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken: Alexandra Bajo, Arlyn Barlaan, Helen Barrett, Franchesca Beatty, Cristina Gomez, Alina Meador, Felicia Nelson, Alexandra Piccirilli, Emily Pollock, Victoria Sierra, Katelyn Smith and Meghan Wallace.

Twenty-four students were named AP Scholars for receiving scores of 3 or higher on at least three AP exams: Ciara Alvarez, Allison Babin, Valerie Banks, Clare Davis, Caroline de Quesada, Caroline Dolan, Rachel Eilers, Kathryn Elliott, Nora Johnson, Emily Joseph, Noelle Keith, Mahnoor Khan, Victoria Litschgi, Allison Mangan, Reena Martinez, Cassidy Morrison, Alexandra Prado, Tyler Ruppel, Leigh Anne Russell, Katherine Sanchez, Amanda Schifino, Kerrie Spiller, Anne-Marie Trang and Catherine Young.

Honor society: Five Jesuit High School seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society: Alec Achin, Chris Jacobs, Alek Jahnke, Vincent Miniet and Jordan Nasser.

Coastal cleanup: The Jesuit High School Environmental Club participated in the International Coastal Cleanup and Hillsborough River Cleanup organized by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful on Oct. 20.

Jesuit students Jake Massaro, Luke Ottolino, Tanner Trujillo, Griffin Rain, Brendan Philbin, Jackson Moffett, Jonathan Ryan, JC Ryan, Jason Reynolds, Derek Frankfurth and Ryan Romo participated in the cleanup.

Open house: St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School will hold an admissions open house at 6 p.m. Nov. 29. Attendees can tour the school, meet teachers and admissions staff and sign children up for assessments.

The open house will take place at the school's primary division campus, 1002 Rome Ave. To get more information or to reserve a spot at the open house, contact Cindy Fenlon, director of admissions, at (813) 600-4348 or

Lecture series: Dr. Raymond Arsenault, author and specialist in the political, social and environmental history of the American South, will speak as part of the Bradshaw Lecture series on Nov. 13 at Tampa Preparatory School. Arsenault will speak in an all-school assembly and address classes throughout the day.

Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin professor of Southern history and program adviser of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He is best known for his book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. The book was the basis for a 2010 award-winning documentary Freedom Riders. Two Freedom Riders who live in the Tampa Bay area will join Arsenault at Tampa Prep.

Tampa school news 11/03/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 7:10pm]
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