The district is committed to providing its students with educational programming that is challenging and rigorous, and prepares students for the academic challenges they face beyond high school. Through a diverse selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and assessments, students are able to accelerate their curriculum and gain college credit.

As a result of these opportunities, the College Board has recognized 41 Deer Park High School students as earning 2010 AP Scholar status. These awards are divided into several categories based on the students’ performance. Congratulations to the following young scholars:

National AP Scholars
The designation of National AP Scholar is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams, Deer Park’s National AP Scholars are:

Thomas DiBenedetto
Brian Giunta

AP Scholars with Distinction
The designation of AP Scholar with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams, Deer Park’s AP Scholars with Distinction are:

Anthony Ambrosio
Matthew Engle
Umer MuJeeb
Christopher Otterson
Melissa Raynoha
Emma Rosenthal
Randy Singh
Erik Zimmerman

AP Scholars with Honor
The designation of AP Scholar with Honor is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams, Deer Park’s AP Scholars with Honor are:

Mohammed Ahmed
Dominick Calvao
Lisa Corleto
Christopher Drake
Adrian Hurtado
Hui-Hung Hwang
Gianella James
Yong-Woo Kim
Ronald Harciszyn
Dana Norman
Shi-Anne Shakes

AP Scholars
The designation of AP Scholar is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Deer Park’s AP Scholars are:

Tyler Amend
Shafique Arnab
Ahmel Arshad
Richard Blumengold
Brett Burnor
Salvatore Caldarello
AnnaMichelle Caruso
Samantha Friend
Mojdeh Ghanbarian
Adam Grunseich
Ka-Chung Hung
Jose Jean
Jocelyn LaVarata
Alessandro Leo
Tangier Mieh
Abdul-Samad Mirza
Melissa Nau
Daniel Ninez
Bridget Roy
Nicole Zebisky


The Deer Park School District would like to congratulate these students for representing the academic integrity of the educational community.