The Aviva Charitable Foundation has long been a generous supporter of programming at Central Academy. This year, the Foundation donated $9,922.00 to support Advanced Placement testing for Central Academy students.
Students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Central Academy presented the Food Bank of Central Iowa with a check for $1500. The money was raised through their Muffin Monday bake sale, part of the student’s Creativity, Action, and Service IB project.
Ankita Chatterjee, an 8th grader at Callanan and Central Academy, was honored as one of the brightest middle school students worldwide at a ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Of 40,800 participants in the 2012 CTY Talent Search, Ankita was one of 900 students honored.
Ninety-eight Central Academy students displayed their superior math skills in the 40th Annual High School Mathematics Contest winning 31 of the 61 All-Academic team honors and placing second overall in the competition held at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on November 7.
Over 140 students participated in Central Academy’s 9th Annual Golden Circle mathematics competition on November 1 with 12 students winning individual awards in four categories. The Golden Circle mathematics competition is held for Central Academy math students in ninth grade and below.
Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) has nominated Ryan Ramsay of Des Moines to the U.S. Naval Academy. Ramsay is a senior at Central Academy and Roosevelt High School where he is active in baseball, golf, hockey and National Honor Society among other activities. He is the son of Mary Beth and Reed Ramsay.
Twelve Des Moines high school seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. This recognition means these students are among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) last year.
One hundred and ninety students who take Advanced Placement classes at Des Moines Public Schools have earned AP honors from the College Board, it was announced today, an increase of nearly 50% in the number of awards compared to last year. And among the honorees are a record number of 29 students who have been recognized as AP National Scholars.
Nine Des Moines high school seniors have been chosen as Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship competition, placing them among the top young scholars in the state and nation. The Des Moines students were selected based on their strong performance on the Preliminary SAT test taken earlier this year.