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Local Students Graduate From Devon Prep

Local Broomall and Newtown Square students recently graduated from Devon Prep.

DEVON–Devon Preparatory School in Devon wanted to share this information with the community.

Several area students recently graduated from Devon Preparatory School during the Class of 2012 Commencement Ceremony held on the school’s campus in Devon.  

Nearly half of the 49 graduates reside in Delaware County. Collectively the Class of 2012 earned over $7.4 million in college scholarships. In addition they received more than 200 acceptances to more than 100 colleges and universities, including Princeton, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, Fordham, Colgate, Tufts, NYU, Notre Dame, Case Western Reserve, Drexel, Penn State, and the United States Military Academy. 

More than 35 percent (18) of the graduates are AP Scholars, 11 are AP Scholars with Distinction. Ten are National Merit Scholars, six are finalists and three are scholarship winners. Eight of these young men are Eagle Scouts and several will go on to participate in Division 1 and Division 3 baseball, basketball and cross country. 

In addition, the class performed more than 2,000 hours of community service doing everything from collecting and distributing food to needy families to raising nearly $24,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Below is a list of Devon Prep’s Class of 2012, their college choices, and awards received: 

Matthew T. Bonner of Havertown – Penn State University – AP Scholar

Zachary T. Bonner of Havertown – Susquehanna University (Honors) - Excellence in AP French Award

Christopher P. Caporale of Havertown – LaSalle University –Excellence in Religion Award

Conrad A. Damstra of Newtown Square – Williams College – AP Scholar with Distinction, Excellence in AP English and Composition Award

John R. Damstra of Newtown Square – Williams College – AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended Student, Excellence in AP Physics C Award

Richard A. DiColli of Broomall –Widener University (Honors)

Ryan T. Fulmer of Broomall – Princeton University – Eagle Scout, AP Scholar with Honor, National Merit Scholarship Winner, Excellence in AP US Government and Politics Award

Richard C. Gallo Jr. of Media – St. Joseph’s University - Excellence in Physical Education Award

Zachary E. Hallinan of Newtown Square – St. Joseph’s University – Excellence in Classical Literature Award

Stephen H. Kohlbrenner of Newtown Square – University of Delaware - Excellence in Chemistry Award

Brian D. Kropilak of Wayne – University of Pittsburgh - Excellence in Fiction Writing Award

Spencer T. Latran of Newtown Square – Loyola University of Maryland - Excellence in Religion Award

James M. Lockard of Wayne - Rice University – Eagle Scout, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended Student, General Excellence Award, Highest Average in Senior Year Award

Samuel S. Nardi of Havertown – West Chester University

Hugh K. Phelan of Villanova – University of Notre Dame (Honors) – Eagle Scout, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Finalist, Excellence in AP Spanish Award, Senior with Highest Cumulative Average in Spanish Award,  Sean Popper Scholarship

Patrick J. Robbins of Wayne – Franklin & Marshall College

Benjamin F. Senss of Havertown –Drexel University (BS/MS) – Excellence in AP Calculus AB Award, Brady- Gallagher Award

Michael A. Varricchio of Drexel Hill – LaSalle University

David J. Walz of Drexel Hill –St. Joseph’s University - Excellence in Physical Education Award

Chase B. Weber of Wayne – Washington and Lee University AP Scholar with Distinction, Excellence in AP Environmental Science Award

Connell J. White of Havertown – Loyola University Maryland – AP Scholar

H. Scott Whittemore of Media – Washington College

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