The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District congratulates the following students who have been named Semifinalists and Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Semifinalists are Ryder DeCanio and Kaylyn Feeley from North Hunterdon High School. Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the scholarship competition and advance to Finalist to receive a scholarship. They are among 16,000 top scorers in the country on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Semifinalists will be notified in February if they have advanced to the Finalist level.
Twenty students from North Hunterdon High School and six from Voorhees High School have been selected as Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are:
Ethan Avecillas, Gwenyth Bernick, Rebecca Beswick, Abhay Bhatt, Katherine Carney, Richard Chen, Amanda Chisholm, Megan Clements, Evan Ferry, Abigail Fiorentino, Luke Hannon, Arthur Lai, Alison Leung, Adam Lum-Debono, Rachel Mead, Jonathan Murry, Liam Smeraglia, Tara Teipel, Kateryna Voznyuk, and Trevor Wise from North Hunterdon High School; and Naomi Benenson, Warren Cheng, Garrett Dirienz, Ryan Mauriello, Tushya Mishra, and Julia Silberman from Voorhees High School.
A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the high school principals to these scholastically talented seniors who have been selected as Commended Students.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).