Eastern Tech students honored with AP Capstone Diploma, AP Seminar and Research Certificate

College Board Advanced PlacementNineteen Pikesville and Eastern Technical high school students have earned the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma, and 18 students from the same two schools earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2017-18 school year.

AP Capstone™ is a College Board program designed to prepare students for college and career success through the development of critical thinking, academic research, collaboration, presentation, and time management skills. To receive the AP Capstone Diploma™, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. To receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research.

The Baltimore County Public Schools students honored are:

  • AP Capstone diploma recipients:Eastern Technical High (all 2018 graduates)
    Peter B. Chun
    Noor Fatima
    Tahreem Fatima
    Daniel M. Hupfer
    Edward R. Kuczmynda
    Patryk G. Kurbiel
    Garrett J. Mizell
    Raquel Ordonez
    Alexandria T. Ortiz
    Nathan L. Russell
    Matthew S. Stafford
    Danielle L. Stone
    Samantha J. Tang
    Abigail R. Warns

    Pikesville High (all in Grade 12, except where noted)
    Emma Hirschbein
    Yelyzaveta Sadykova
    Blair S. Schnitzer, 2018 graduate, freshman at University of Delaware
    Morgan I. Suchin
    Sophia J. Talesnik

  • AP Seminar and Research Certificate recipients:Eastern Technical High (all 2018 graduates)
    Zahra Abdul Wahab
    Zachary T. Addams
    Erico Josef D. Dolorfino
    Kevin Z. Jackson
    Evagevelly Posadas
    Andreana Lou d. Roxas
    Sukhvir Singh
    Lauren N. Taylor
    Janiece B. Teagle
    Christa Waterman

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    Pikesville High (all 2018 graduates except where noted)
    Kayla P. Ain, freshman at Drexel University
    Sara G. Buchdahl, freshman at Point Park University
    Isabella A. Cohen freshman at University of Baltimore
    Cydney Ellis, freshman at Towson University
    Edward C. Fine, freshman at Loyola University Maryland
    Hannah Jenarine, freshman at Valencia College
    Maxwell H. Mendelson, freshman at University of Maryland
    Sophie E. Nusinov, Grade 12

“We are proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program,” said BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White. “Throughout our school system we implement initiatives such as AP Capstone, independent research projects, Career and Technology Education programs, and more to enable students to explore their passions while building college-level academic and collaboration skills.”

Throughout the AP Capstone program, AP Seminar and AP Research students study a variety of topics across multiple disciplines and have the flexibility to choose topics of personal interest to show mastery of critical thinking, research, and presentation skills.

“Congratulations to the AP Capstone award winners, who conduct, present, and defend academic research on topics they are passionate about,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of AP and Instruction. “Their ability to manage long-term projects, collaborate with teams, and deliver effective presentations will accelerate not only their academic careers, but their professional careers as well.”

Over 1,100 schools participated in the AP Capstone program worldwide during the 2017-18 school year when approximately 4,800 students earned the AP Capstone Diploma and 2,400 earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.


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