St. Pius X Catholic High School is pleased to announce recent recipients of academic accolades. These include students nominated as semifinalists for National Merit Awards and the National Hispanic Scholarship program. In addition, the College Board recognized several students as Advanced Placement (AP) award recipients.
The National Merit Scholarship Program provides opportunities for scholarships to outstanding students throughout the country who succeed in their studies and perform with excellence on the PSAT examination. Seven students from St. Pius were selected for the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition as Semifinalists: Phineas Andrews (Atlanta), Mary Hildreth (Atlanta), Claire Homrich (Stone Mountain), Barbara Anne Kozee (Lawrenceville), Catherine O’Neill (Atlanta), Keefe Osment (Atlanta) and Amalia Pederson (Lawrenceville). In addition, seven Semifinalists were named for the National Hispanic Scholarship Program: Jessica Aponte (Atlanta), Alexandra Barton (Atlanta), Alicia Guyton (Atlanta), Stephen Landry (Atlanta), Kassandra Solsrud (Dunwoody), Emilia Suarez (Decatur) and John Weber (Atlanta). Finalists for these scholarships will be announced later in the school year.
St. Pius also had 132 students named to the Advanced Placement Scholars list. Fifty-six of those students were named AP Scholars while 27 were named AP Scholars with Honor. Another 41 students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. The highest level of achievement recognized by the College Board is the National AP Scholar award and is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least four on all AP exams taken.
Five recent graduates were awarded the National AP scholar award: Hannah Frame (Stone Mountain), John-Jordan Shockley Nunnery (Atlanta), Rebecca Ponce de Leon (Doraville), Quinn Rhodes (Atlanta) and Keller Sheppard (Atlanta). These award winners had an average of 4.7 out of a possible 5 on their AP exams.