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