Bishop’s freshman honored by Johns Hopkins University


Alexandra Appel, a freshman at The Bishop’s School, was honored on Nov. 13 at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth Grand Ceremony.

“The event recognize academic achievements of some of the brightest seventh- and eighth- grade students,” according to a press release.

Among the more than 200 U.S. and international middle school students honored at the ceremony, all earned exceptionally high scores or achieved a perfect score on the SAT or ACT for their respective grade by participating in the annual Talent Search organized by CTY ( .

Past participants in the CTY Talent Search include Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, performer Lady Gaga, and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Adam Riess.

Besides a busy academic schedule at Bishop’s, Alexandra enjoys writing, chorus, drama, oil painting, piano and volleyball. She also volunteers with San Diego Oceans Foundation and I Love a Clean San Diego.”