Pittsfield High School Names 45 AP Scholars

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield High School's Advanced Placement (AP) program has 45 students being recognized by the College Board for their achievements.  

During the 2019 exam administration, 219 students took 392 exams in 21 different subject areas.  PHS has the largest AP program in Berkshire County and is also the only local high school offering the College Board's AP Capstone Program.

"We are very proud of our AP program at Pittsfield High School - not only of our AP scholars but also that our courses are open to all students," said Pittsfield High School Principal Henry Duval.

"We've been steadily expanding our course offerings and are particularly excited that this year we added Art History and Music Theory," said Vice Principal of Teaching and Learning Brendan Sheran, who serves as the school’s AP coordinator. "In times when schools often cut the arts, PHS is expanding them."

Named as an AP Scholar with Distinction from the Class of 2019 was Jacob Jamros, now attending Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. AP Scholars with Distinction from the upcoming Class of 2020 are Madeline Coco, Mary Hines, Jena Kaddoura, Logan Kroboth, Brian Lavinio, Cole Masiero, Emily Mazzeo, Sierra Murray, Emelyn Theriault and Hailey Widdison. The AP Scholar with Distinction designation means that students earned an average score of 3.5 or more on all AP exams and scores of 3 or better on five or more exams.

Jamros also earned the College Board's AP Capstone Diploma. His research focused on audience reactions to theatrical performances. This honor is given for students achieving a score of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research courses, as well as four other AP exams.

Named as AP Scholar with Honor from the Class of 2019 are Hannah Berkel, now attending Quinnipiac University, and Katherine Dumigan, now attending Northeastern University. An AP Scholar with Honor award is earned with an average score of 3.25 on their AP exams and scores of 3 or better on four or more tests.

PHS 2019 graduates named AP Scholars are Aiden Chalfonte, now attending Sarah Lawrence University; Ava Cherry, now attending The University of Rhode Island; Vanessa Clark, now attending Smith College; Abigail Cohan, now attending Monmouth University; Jaden Coscia, now attending UMass Amherst; Joseph Cracolici, now attending Holy Cross; Trista Dearstyne, now attending UMass Amherst; Collin Frinks, now attending the University of Tampa; Carolyn Guachione, now attending UMass Amherst; Jonathan Halse, now attending UMass Amherst, Grace Heimann, now attending The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); Olivia Kriedeman-Hubbard, now attending Northeastern University; Chenyang Lin, now attending The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); Ethan Magner, now attending Berkshire Community College; Aubree McClure, now attending University of New England; Caroline Ngo, now attending Penn State; and Thomas Rindfuss now attending UMass Amherst.  The designation of AP Scholar is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or better on 3 or more AP Exams.

Named as AP Scholars from the upcoming class of 2020 are George Bissell, Benjamin Brooks, Gabrielle Cohan Allison Henderson, Stella Kimball-Dembitzer, Lucien Lamoureaux, Elliot Loverin, Kyle Pullaro-Clark and Samantha Scoco. Named as AP Scholars from the upcoming class of 2021 are Gabrielle Cohan, Meredith McCandless, Ryan Muller and Briana Palmieri.


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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 10-16


Welcome to Cultural Pittsfield's weekly guide featuring in-person and virtual classes and events, information, and more. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email us at cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!
TONIGHT - Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m.: Berkshire OLLI at BCC presents An Online Conversation with Jim Acosta. The Chief White House Correspondent for CNN will discuss "The Enemy of the People: One Year, One Impeachment, and One Pandemic Later," co-sponsored by Berkshire Gas and The Berkshire Eagle.

NEW DATE! Pittsfield's first everDrive.Walk.Bike City Art Show will take place on Friday, July 10 from 4-8 p.m. Artists will be displaying their paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fashions, sidewalk art, videos, and more on their porches, trees, lawns, and driveways, in their garages, or projected onto their homesView the list of participants and locations here!
Berkshire Theatre Group presents a virtual benefit performance live from Florence, Italy. Hershey Felder stars in Beethoven: A Play with Music on Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. 
Dramatizing Gerhard von Breuning's memoir, "Aus dem Schwarzspanierhaus," Felder brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of the Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro's side. Featuring some of the composer's greatest works, Felder's Beethoven is an intense, illuminating journey. 
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