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Academic Excellence Shines at Connelly
Posted on: September 26, 2007


               Patrice Payne '08, Stephanie Krapil '09, Andrea Bustamante '08, Celeste Lindsay '08, Katharine Dobos '08, Mehr Grewal '08, and 2007 graduates Catherine Dang, Caitlin Lang, Grace Nolde, Moiramarie Notarstefano, Christine Nu�� Carolyne Hoey, Kim Nguyen, and Pamela Sevilla, have received national academic recognition.  Senior Katharine Dobos earned the distinction of "Semifinalist," and seniors Mehr Grewal and Celeste Lindsay earned the distinction of "Commended Student" in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.  More than 1.4 million juniors in nearly 21,000 U.S. high schools entered the 2008 National Merit Program, and only 16,000 were chosen as semifinalists and will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship awardsCommended Students placed among the top five percentSeniors Andrea Bustamante and Patrice Payne were named Scholars in the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program.  Only 4,000 out of 196,000 students nationwide are recognized by this program as Scholars or Honorable Mention FinalistsThe College Board Advanced Placement Program recognized 12 percent of Connelly's recently graduated class of 2007, plus three current seniors, for outstanding academics.  Current senior, Katharine Dobos, and 2007 Graduate, Grace Nolde, earned the designation of AP Scholar with Distinction.  2007 Graduates Celeste Lindsay, Catherine Dang, Caitlin Lang, Moiramarie Notarstefano and Christine Nu��lt;/B> were awarded AP Scholar with Honor.  Connelly junior, Stephanie Krapil, and 2007 Graduates Carolyne Hoey, Kim Nguyen, and Pamela Sevilla received the AP Scholar Award.  The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both, for successful performance on the AP Exams.

"I teach at Connelly because this school empowers its students to become strong, confident thinkers in a joyous and happy learning environment. I have a special privilege to see God every day in the faces and actions of my students."
Michael Ambrose,
Math teacher

"I feel privileged to go to a school where I know everyone there cares about me and supports me. Connelly has helped me grow in my faith and build my confidence. I could not have picked a better school for high school."
Raynee, Class of 2013

"I had a pretty remarkable experience at Connelly. I think it was the catalyst for my university acceptance. I owe the rest of my life decisions and career choice to that experience at Connelly." 
Sally Polk-Garcia '73

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Reminders for the month:
APR 4 - Edline course registration begins
APR 4-5 - ASB Officer Campaigning
APR 6 - Parents Association Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 6 - Junior Class Performs Play @ Servite 8 a.m.-noon
ASB Officer Speeches & Elections 
 - 5/7 SAT Registration Deadline
APR 9 - ACT Testing
APR 11 - Ambassador Applications Available 
APR 11-13 - Cheer Tryouts
APR 11-15 - Global Solidarity Week
APR 12
All-School Service Day
APR 13
 - Academic Council Meeting @ 3:15 p.m.
APR 14 - Global Solidarity Day
APR 14 - Comedy Sportz Match @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 15 - Ambassador Applications Due
APR 16 - Spring Fling Dance @ Rosary - 7-11 p.m.
APR 18-20 - Senior Exit Interviews; Classes begin @9:45 a.m.
APR 19 - Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal
APR 19 - Graduation Orders - Pickup @ Lunch
APR 21 - Early Dismissal
APR 21 - Spring Open House @ 6 p.m.
APR 21 - Spring Concert @ 5:30 p.m.
APR 22 - Earth Day Mass; Formal Uniform Day
APR 22 - Comedy Sportz Match @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 23 - Family Gardening Day 8 a.m.-noon
APR 24 - National College Fair
APR 25 - Spring Pep Rally
APR 25-26 - Class Officer Campaigning
APR 26 - AP Pre-Admin for all AP Students
APR 27 - Class Officer Elections
APR 27 - GAA Banquet @ 6 p.m.
APR 28 - Int'l Student Meeting
APR 28-30 - Tri-School Theatre Spring Musical @ 7 p.m.
APR 29 - Edline Course  Registration Ends

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