WHS Students Earn Academic Honors

Eight Westfield High School students have received special honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.


Senior Celia Frank has been named a 2021-2022 National African American Scholar.  Seniors Taylor Addis, Blake Baretz, Mateo Beltran, John Gonzalez, Manuel Gonzalez, Amira Lee, and Victoria Vaca have been named 2021-2022 National Hispanic Scholars.


According to the College Board, the program honors academically outstanding students from underrepresented communities each year who score in the top 10% of the state on the PSAT/NMSQT and maintain a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher.  


Additionally, ten WHS students earned perfect scores on recent ACT and SAT subject area tests.  They are:


June 2021 - ACT

  • Taylor Addis, 12th grade - English
  • Eric Harnisher, 12th grade - English
  • David Maimon, 10th grade - English
  • Lindsey Pietrewicz, 12th grade - English
  • Mackenzie Wilson, 11th grade - English
  • Jessica Zdep, 12th grade - Reading

July 2021 - ACT

  • Sofia Regencia, 12th grade - Reading

Summer 2021 - SAT

  • Roan Baker (June), 12th grade - Math
  • James Kaprowski (June), 12th grade - Math
  • Kaity Bai (August), 12th grade - Math
Photo 1 Caption: WHS Principal Mary Asfendis (right) congratulates College Board Recognition Program Scholars.  From left:  Mateo Belran, John González, Amira Lee, Victoria Vaca, Celia Frank, Taylor Addis, and Manuel González. 
Photo 2 Caption: WHS 12th grader Blake Baretz is among seven WHS students named as 2021-2022 National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board Recognition Program.
Photo 3 Caption: Ten WHS students earned perfect scores on Summer 2021 ACT and SAT subject area tests:  Pictured with WHS Principal Mary Asfendis (right) are (from left):  James Kaprowski, Sofia Regencia, Kaity Bai, Taylor Addis, Eric Harnisher, and Mackenzie Wilson.  Not pictured:  Roan Baker, David Maimon, Lindsey Pietrewicz, and Jessica Zdep.
Source: Westfield Public Schools