Sept. 19, 2017
15 seniors earn National Merit Commended status
Fifteen Upper St. Clair High School seniors were recently recognized as Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Taim R. Aizooky, Lily A. Bonasso, Sydney F. Closser, Thejaswi Duvvuru, John P. Gordley, Andrew R. Hobart, Wyatt P. Keating, Emily R. Molitoris, Aritro Nandi, Elizabeth M. Petley, Andrew M. Rocks, Andrew S. Rosati, Kriti P. Shah, Mythri Sundar and Mary C. Wilding scored in the top three percent of more than 1.6 million students who completed the 2016 Preliminary SAT, the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
These fifteen Upper St. Clair seniors join about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
Earlier this month the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the program’s Semifinalists, which included 11 Upper St. Clair seniors. In total, 26 Upper St. Clair students earned recognition as a Semifinalist or Commended Student.
“National Merit recognition is among the most prestigious academic accomplishments for high school students,” Dr. Louis Angelo, Upper St. Clair High School principal, said. “These 26 seniors have distinguished themselves as some of our nation’s most promising students.”
For more information regarding the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit: www.nationalmerit.org.