Three at Lowell Catholic Earn Top PSAT Scores
LOWELL -- Lowell Catholic offers sophomores and juniors an opportunity to take the PSAT exams to prepare them for the SATs as seniors.
PSAT and SAT scores are one of the tools used as a predictor of a student's future college success.
Three LC seniors -- Anthony Greico of Tewksbury, Susritha Koppararpu of Tyngsboro and Timothy Lopes of Hudson, N.H. -- received top marks on their PSAT scores and have been commended by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. From about 1.5 million students across the country, the students scored among the top 34,000 of the highest-scoring participants.
"The LC community has consistently scored over 50 points above the national average while LC's Honors students far exceed the average by nearly 160 points," said Les Murray, Lowell Catholic's assistant principal of academic affairs. "The PSAT scores also help Lowell Catholic strengthen and improve our instruction and curriculum."
In addition to excelling academically, all three students have had the opportunity to fast-track their future college experience by earning more than a semester worth of college-level credits. With a robust and engaging curriculum and numerous Advanced Placement course offerings, Lowell Catholic also provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests through Virtual High School.
"Our partnership with the Virtual High School allows motivated students to expand their horizons," said Leslie Langan, chairwoman of the Guidance Department. "Susritha is taking a Genes and Disease course online this semester.
Being able to supplement her traditional AP Biology course with online learning will help her shape her college goals."
Anthony, Susritha and Timothy, like many of their classmates, are active members of the LC community, participating in varsity athletics and co-curricular clubs and giving back to the world, both locally and globally.
Article Originally Published by The Lowell Sun, Sept. 24th
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