2016 Academic Achievement in Psychology Students

The APA Education Directorate and the Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) congratulate those students who received an Academic Achievement in Psychology certificate in 2016. 2017 certificates will be mailed to all TOPSS members by early spring.

Student award recipients in 2016 included:

Arizona

Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, Ariz.

Teacher: Christopher Dodrill

  • Evan Schomaker
  • Jacqueline Benson
  • Chloe Hislop
Desert Ridge High School, Mesa, Ariz.

Teacher: Monica Dolenko

  • Crystal Issac
  • Katlyne Moore
Cienega High School, Vail, Ariz.

Teacher: Dainah Graham

  • Ashlynn Harris
  • Raven Bingham
Hamilton High School, Chandler, Ariz.

Teacher: Scott Reed

  • Kylie Churrnetski
  • Kelly Tang
  • Hee Won Park

California

Chico High School, Chico, Calif.

Teacher: Michael Christopher

  • Sophia Graves
  • Anna Conley
Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, Calif.

Teacher: Deborah Holland

  • Cesar Lopez
  • Jailene Valle
Arlington High School, Riverside, Calif.

Teacher: Margaret Howell, PhD

  • Jessica Rogers
  • Heather Spencer
Clovis High School, Clovis, Calif.

Teacher: Jon Howerton

  • Maggie Walley
  • Sadie Swift
Paloma Valley High School, Menifee, Calif.

Teacher: Melinda McCulloch

  • Ashlie Killough
  • William Hull
  • Laura Glines
  • Ricardo Herzog
  • Terrell Medina
  • Crystal Chhan
  • Jene Martin
  • Jacob Swoveland
  • Amber Wescott
  • Marina Norfolk
  • Gerilyz Velez
  • Conner Gibson
  • Victoria Tanguay
  • Leticia Martinez
  • Marina Norfolk
South Gate High School, South Gate High, Calif.

Teacher: Marvin Mendoza

  • Clarissa
  • Luis

Teacher: Luis Soto

  • Clarissa Xedos
Santiago High School, Garden Grove, Calif.

Teacher: Suzie Orozco

  • Cesar Guardado
  • Destiny Torres
Santa Susana High School, Simi Valley, Calif.

Teacher: Sylvan Tauber

  • Corissa Leeds
  • Rachel Berreitter
  • Suzi Bloom
Center for Advanced Research and Technology, Clovis, Calif.

Teacher: Angela Thornton

  • Siera Morizono
  • Josephine Ryan
Serrano High School, Phelan, Calif.

Teacher: Carrie Walczynski

  • Yeni Serrano
  • Ian Sanchez
  • Alicia Miller

Connecticut

Middletown High School, Middletown, Conn.

Teacher: Deborah Bailey

  • Rachel Angle
Berlin High School, Berlin, Conn.

Teacher: Brendan Rush

  • Haley Stites
  • Kimberly Tencza

Washington, D.C.

Calvin Coolidge Senior High School, Washington, D.C.

Teacher: Julie Rukavina

  • Chasity Frazier

Florida

St. Johns Country Day, Orange Park, Fla.

Teacher: Leslie DeStefano

  • Thomas Maierhoffer
Bartow High School/IB, Bartow, Fla.

Teacher: India Johnson

  • Abby McDanal
  • Sarah Emery
Scheck Hillel Community School, N. Miami Beach, Fla.

Teacher: Dr. Rhea Schwartzberg

  • Daniela Jalfon
  • Benjamin Givner
Venice High School, Venice, Fla.

Teacher: Shari Valencic

  • Evelyn Roth
  • Casey Lavallee
  • Aaron Sliney
  • Baran Barut
  • Caroline Kincaid
  • Abigail VanSickle

Georgia

Riverwood International Charter, Sandy Springs, Ga.

Teacher: Kris Hale

  • Briana Garmon
  • Morgan Robinson
The Galloway School, Atlanta, Ga.

Teacher: Mark McCandless

  • Darya Raschid-Farrokhi
  • Kori Quillin
Lincoln County High School, Lincolnton, Ga.

Teacher: Randy Smith

  • Justin Sward
  • Megan Melnick

Iowa

Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Teacher: Melissa Rogers

  • Amy Pattee

Illinois

Larkin High School, Elgin, Ill.

Teacher: Heather Carey

  • Niha Ahmad
  • Rafael Almanza
Mather High School, Chicago, Ill.

Teacher: Theodora Kahn

  • Nawaal Naleye
  • Lamin Johnson
  • Elma Fejzic
  • Lora Faraj
  • Abeer Bershed
  • Christine Ngo

Kentucky

Saint Xavier High School, Louisville, Ky.

Teacher: Catherine Reynolds

  • Michael Porter
  • Justin Voelker
  • Stanford Broadwater
Mercy Academy, Louisville, Ky.

Teacher: Melissa Schoenbachler

  • Hannah Figg
  • Emily Butler
  • Amanda Greenwell
  • Amy Edgerton
  • Olivia Hennis
  • Aliyah Brutley
  • Hirra Iqbal
  • Amber Willett

Louisiana

St. Louis Catholic High School, La.ke Charles, La.

Teacher: Kimberly Foreman

  • Dean Rivere
  • Alexis Rigmaiden
Alfred M. Barbe High School, La.ke Charles, La.

Teacher: Carla Washburn

  • Thomas Abrahams
  • Sarah Edwards

Maine

Maranacook Community High School, Readfield, Maine

Teacher: Shane Gower

  • Raegan Harrington
  • Natalie Haromn

Maryland

Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Md.

Teacher: Geri Acquard

  • Sannidhi Shashikiran
  • Victoria Rooke
Franklin High School, Reisterstown, Md.

Teacher: Jacklyn Harris

  • Jordyn Robinson
  • Hunter Rich
Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, Md.

Teacher: Peggy Ollerhead

  • Taylor Brewer
Bishop McNamara, Forestville, Md.

Teacher: Clare Treichel

  • Angel Graham
  • Alexis Herbert
Bullis School, Potomac, Md.

Teacher: Betsey Waugh

  • Grace Edson
Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, Md.

Teacher: Chea Weltchek

  • Casey Wong

Massachusetts

Athol High School, Athol, Mass.

Teacher: Barbara Anderson

  • Lexis Kitzmiller
Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington, Mass.

Teacher: Nate Naughton

  • Laura Caron
East Longmeadow High School, East Longmeadow, Mass.

Teacher: Kristine Rueger

  • Alexis Oliver
  • Jillian O'Toole
Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, Mass.

Teacher: Erin Shaughnessy-Zeena

  • Erin Bugbee
  • Joanna Mallary
  • Timothy Alzamora
  • Meghan Maher
Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, Mass.

Teacher: Allison Shaver

  • Tessa Harkenrider
  • Greg Pappas

Michigan

Beecher High School, Mt. Morris, Mich.

Teacher: Treva Daniels-Carlson

  • Dale Thomas
  • Shamarrae Porter
Notre Dame Prep, Pontiac, Mich.

Teacher: Brian Perry

  • Joseph Isaac
  • Olivia Juliani
Canton High School, Canton, Mich.

Teacher: Kathy Stark

  • Kelly Zorn
  • Hollyann Stewart
  • Samantha Aulinskis
  • Jayna Lenders

Minnesota

Saint Cloud Apollo High School, Saint Cloud, Minn.

Teacher: Mike Berndt

  • Emily Budig
  • Annabelle Merchant

Missouri

Parkway North High, Creve Coeur, Miss.

Teacher: Melody Barger

  • Madison Prost
  • Megan Prost
  • Kailey Brown
  • Kyra Derington
  • Katie Landsbaum
  • Faith Schroeder
  • Alyssa Weinrich
  • Adon Wong
  • Mikayla Nebel
  • Alyssa Lutker

Nebraska

Johnson-Brock, Johnson, Neb.

Teacher: Lori Broady

  • Bailey Johnson

New Hampshire

Exeter High School, Exeter, N.H.

Teacher: Shawn Bodi

  • Carli Langevin
  • Hannah Beall
  • Collette Poisson
Bedford High School, Bedford, N.H.

Teacher: Stephanie Corbin

  • Aster Gagnon

New Jersey

St. Anthony High School, Jersey City. N.J.

Teacher: Mr. Frank Carrazana

  • Jelissa Davis
  • Phoebe Curry
  • Shyquan Gibbs
  • Jagan Mosely
  • Eveline Pierre
  • Joseph Cordenero
  • Sariah Hoskins
  • Isiah Williams
South Plainfield High School, South Plainfield. N.J.

Teacher: Stephanie Danella

  • Nicole Goitiandia
  • Julia Nguyen
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren. N.J.

Teacher: David Hache

  • Emily Yan
  • Therese Apuzzo
  • Pooja Patel
  • Kinnary Shah
  • Eugene Chang
  • Haley Frey
  • Sydney Roth
  • James Finnegan
  • Anjali Patel
  • Cidney Weng
Verona High School, Verona. N.J.

Teacher: Jessica Schram

  • Rayna Newkirk
  • Cory Meyer

New York

Garden City High School, Garden City, N.Y.

Teacher: William Highfill

  • Julia Feron
  • Sophia Coyne
NYC Lab School, New York, N.Y.

Teacher: Kay Rothman

  • Jean Eng
  • Persia-Ali Pierce
Chelsea CTE High School, New York, N.Y.

Teacher: Paul Snyder

  • Selina Cabrera
  • Vicki Castro
  • Asherde Gill
Northwood School, La.ke Placid, N.Y.

Teacher: John Spear

  • Nikita Tafazoli
  • Dillon Smith
Horace Mann School, Bronx, N.Y.

Teacher: Kristen Zatarski

  • Emma Teitelbaum
  • Michella Germain
Southampton High School, Southampton, N.Y.

Teacher: Sean Zay

  • Michael Cenzoprano
  • Hadi Ramos
  • Marie Luca
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Teacher: Erika Payne

  • Circe Skaife
  • Aria Devlin

North Carolina

Garner Magnet High School, Garner, N.C.

Teacher: Jennifer Norris

  • Jackline Omweno
  • Taylor Hayes

Ohio

Gilbert A. Dater High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Teacher: Michael Cabral

  • Destiny Bomar
  • Brianna Harris
Solon High School, Solon, Ohio

Teacher: Robin Joseph

  • Julia Joseph
  • Vishal Sundaran
  • Mallory Rossen
  • Danielle Goodman
  • Wilbert Ren
  • Marcie Rotblatt
Morris Catholic High School, Denville, Ohio

Teacher: Lori Kretten

  • Kristen Coleman
  • Haley Driscoll
Groveport Madison High School, Groveport, Ohio

Teacher: Abby Messerly

  • Alyssa Gordon
  • Lauren Barnes

Oklahoma

Blanchard High School, Blanchard, Okla.

Teacher: Rick Roby

  • Shiann Reeves

Oregon

St. Mary's School — Medford, Medford, Ore.

Teacher: Michaela Lavick

  • Emily Riehlman

Pennsylvania

Downingtown High School East, Exton, Pa.

Teacher: Alyssa Day

  • Claire Riley
  • Anisha Bhogale

Tennessee

Brentwood High School, Brentwood, Tenn.

Teacher: Wendy Hart

  • Sara Hameed
  • Ben Levine

Texas

San Juan Diego Catholic High School, Austin, Texas

Teacher: Caleb Cobbin

  • Celine Castillo
  • Diana Garcia
Harmony Science Academy, San Antonio, Texas

Teacher: Joy Scrivener

  • Benjamin Thomas
  • Gabriel Ramirez

Virginia

Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, Va.

Teacher: Kevin Briscoe

  • Anjali Kunapaneni
  • Swapna Kannan
Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Va.

Teacher: Steven Turner

  • Anna Baber
  • Emily Lin

Wisconsin

South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, Wisc.

Teacher: Kathleen Braier

  • Amber Grabowski
  • Leah Schultz
Muskego High School, Muskego, Wisc.

Teacher: Lisa Glaser

  • Kelsey Wigand
  • Noah Langer
East High School, Madison, Wisc.

Teacher: Alyssa Paolocci

  • Lillian Norman
  • Cynthia Maduka
  • Asher Jacobson
  • Branden Mead
Chippewa Falls Senior High School, Chippewa Falls, Wisc.

Teacher: Virginia Welle

  • Samantha Gardow
  • Gina Roznak
  • Emma Meyer
  • Alex Mazur

West Virginia

Hundred High School, Hundred, W.Va.

Teacher: Stephanie Goodnight

  • Alexandra Hayes
  • Casandra Henderson
  • Paige Shriver

Canada

Eagle Butte High School, Dunmore, Alberta

Teacher: Shyloh-Dawn Bonogofski

  • Alyssa Igarta
  • Michaela Lundquist

Columbia

Colegio Colombo Britanico, Cali, Valle del Cauca

Teacher: Tulia Ocampo

  • Juliana Enriquez
  • Paulina Alvarez

India

Hopetown Girls' School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Teacher: Srinjoy Ghosh

  • Mahima Grover
  • Anushka Thakral
  • Sharanya Jakhmola
  • Sharmistha More
  • Tanushree Khurana
  • Shreya Nagar

Malaysia

The International School at Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur

Teacher: Rachael Godfrey

  • Athena Chow

Mexico

Colegio Americano de Torreon, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico

Teacher: Melissa Harman

  • Carlos Diaz de Leon

Teacher: Christina Duenas

  • Regina Rebollar

South Korea

Korea International School, Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do

Teacher: Kristin Hawkinson

  • Leona Maruyama
  • You Young (Lisa) Chun