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Five Hingham High School Students Receive College Board Recognition
Emma Peterson ’22
Teagan Schnorr ’22
Lana Lucas ’23

Five Hingham High School students recently received national recognition by the College Board, the organization that oversees SAT examinations and Advanced Placement (AP) programs across the country. 

Emma Peterson and Teagan Schnorr, both graduates of the Class of 2022, received the rare and hard-won Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma last year. These Hingham High graduates received this diploma after successfully passing the exams in AP Research, AP Seminar, and four other AP subjects. AP Research and AP Seminar are recent additions to the Hingham Public Schools program of studies and are steadily gaining interest among students. Both courses provide rigorous opportunities for students to engage in research skills and argumentative writing that will well support them in their college and career goals. 

Glenda Garland, Hingham High’s AP Seminar teacher, had this to say about the Capstone recipients, “Emma and Teagan exemplify a little-known but crucial educational ability — that of taking risks to explore their own interests and stretch their argumentation skills — and they did it at a very high level. I join their AP Research teacher, Katy Gallagher, in commending them for the effort they put in and what they taught us.” 

Three other students who received College Board recognition were James Fabrizio, Thomas Fabrizio, and Lana Lucas, all Hingham High seniors this year. Each was selected as a recipient of the College Board National Recognition Program. All three Hingham High students were recognized for their academic achievements including a 3.5 GPA or higher, and have taken the PSAT 10, or PSAT/NMSQT, or at least two distinct AP exams in 8th, 9th or 10th grade. “James, Thomas, and Lana are excellent students,” said Rick Swanson, the HHS principal. “They work hard to fulfill their potential in the classroom, and, by doing so, they personify the first of our school’s core values. They serve as genuine role models for their peers, and we’re incredibly proud of their accomplishments.”