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DASD Celebrates Its AP Capstone Diploma Recipients

At DASD, 19 students have earned the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma during the 2018-19 school year. Winners include:

  • Jack Bassick, DHS East
  • Julia Berutti, DHS East
  • Sabrina Burkey, DHS East
  • Michael Caggiano, DHS East
  • Deidre Deischer-Eddy, DHS East
  • Soham Digambar, DHS East
  • Steven Egnaczyk, DHS East
  • Bryan Flaharty, DHS East
  • Ella Hennessey, DHS East
  • Winfield Horning, DHS East
  • April Komal, DHS East
  • Jordan Lambe, DHS East
  • Cristina Micael, DHS East
  • Shreya Mitra, DHS East
  • Elizabeth Park, DHS East
  • Tristan Peat, DHS West
  • William Qi, DHS East
  • Ethan Reiland, DHS East
  • Nand Vommi, DHS East


The AP Capstone Diploma program allows students to develop critical thinking, research, and presentation skills, both individually and as a team. Students conduct academic research on topics of personal interest in two interdisciplinary courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.

To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. Over 1,500 schools participated in the AP Capstone program worldwide during the 2018-19 school year when approximately 7,800 students earned the AP Capstone Diploma and 4,100 students earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

“Congratulations to the AP Capstone award winners, who conduct, present, and defend academic research on topics they are passionate about,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of AP and Instruction. “Their ability to manage long-term projects, collaborate with teams, and deliver effective presentations will accelerate not only their academic careers but their professional careers as well.”

The College Board Advanced Placement Program gives students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school. A 3 or higher on an AP Exam has multiple benefits for students, including earning college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP Exams, saving them time and money. Research shows AP students are better prepared for and more likely to enroll and remain in college, do well in classes, and earn their degrees on time. Each exam is developed by a committee of college