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Connelly Students Earn National Academic Recognition
Posted on: October 22, 2008

Connelly seniors (pictured l-r) Christine Yost, Giuliana Cefalu, Jamie Shea, Shauna Stewart, Stephanie Krapil, Krista Engle, Brianna Ryan, and Morgan Turner (not pictured), plus twelve 2008 graduates:  Claire Burgess, Katharine Dobos, Mehr Grewal, Celeste Lindsay, Astrid Melgar, Lindsay Orr, Patrice Payne, Rachel Sanchez, Louise Santos, Kailea Spitaleri, Karly Stark, and Sara Swanson, have received national academic recognition. 

Christine Yost earned the distinction of Finalist, Shauna Stewart earned the distinction of Semifinalist, and Brianna Ryan and Jamie Shea earned the distinction of Commended Student in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program.  More than 1.5 million high school juniors entered the 2009 National Merit Program.  Sixteen thousand were chosen as Semifinalists.  Based on additional requirements, Finalists were selected and became eligible to win a National Merit Scholarship and the Merit Scholar title. Commended Students placed among the top five percent.

Giuliana Cefalu and Krista Engle 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 Finalists

Morgan Turner earned recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a 2009 National Achievement Outstanding Participant. 

The College Board Advanced Placement Program recognized 16 percent of Connelly's recently graduated class of 2008, plus three current seniors, for outstanding academics.  Current seniors Krista Engle, Shauna Stewart and Christine Yost, and 2008 Graduates Claire Burgess, Mehr Grewal, Lindsay Orr, Rachel Sanchez, Kailea Spitaleri, Karly Stark and Sara Swanson earned the AP Scholar Award; 2008 Graduates Astrid Melgar and Louise Santos earned AP Scholar with Honor; Current senior Stephanie Krapil, and 2008 Graduates Celeste Lindsay and Patrice Payne earned AP Scholar with Distinction; and 2008 Graduate Katharine Dobos earned the highest honor, AP National Scholar.  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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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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