Tempe Preparatory Academy’s 57 graduates in the Class of 2014 have been accepted to 90 different colleges and universities throughout the country and offered $8 million in scholarships. The Academy also produced 4 National Merit Scholarship Finalists.

TEMPE PREPARATORY ACADEMY, an open-enrollment public charter school

Graduation: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 22. Graduates: 57

  • Valedictorians: Lyubov Kapko and Todd Joseph Smith.
  • Approximate scholarship amounts: $8.04 million.
  • Plans of graduates: University, 84 percent; community college, transfer to university, 16 percent
  • U.S. Presidential Scholar Finalist: Todd Joseph Smith.
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalists: Alex Brockelman, Marcus Hallman, Lyubov Kapko, Todd Joseph Smith.
  • National Merit Commended Scholar: Ryan Van Dusen.
  • National Merit Hispanic Scholars: Alexander Agadjanian, Luke Sandoval, Joseph Zwemke.
  • Diablos Excellent in Education Scholarships: Katelyn Coriell, Victoria Ehmann.

Acceptances include:

Princeton University

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Vanderbilt University

University of Southern California

Harvey Mudd College

Wellesley College

Swarthmore College

Washington University in St. Louis

Claremont McKenna College

Franklin & Marshall College

American University

Arizona Christian University

Baldwin Wallace University

Barnard College

Baylor University

Benedictine College

Binghamton University

Boston College

California Polytechnic State University,

San Luis Obispo

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

Clarke University

College of William and Mary

Colorado Mesa University

Columbia College Chicago

Concordia University – Irvine

Cornell College

Creighton University

Duke University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University –


Franklin and Marshall College

Gonzaga University

Grinnell College

Hawaii Pacific University

Lewis & Clark College

Loyola Marymount University

Middlebury College

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Oregon State University

Purdue University

Regis University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Saint Louis University

Santa Clara University

Seattle University

The American University of Paris

The College of Wooster

The University of the Arts

Thomas Aquinas College

Trinity University

University of California at Berkeley

University of California at San Diego

University of Dallas

University of Notre Dame

University of Redlands

University of San Diego

University of Virginia

Wartburg College

Willamette University