Thursday, September 26, 2013
Staples High School Principal John Dodig announced today that 27 Staples seniors have been named as Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. will be presented to the students who participate and excel in nearly every activity Staples High School offers, Dodig said.
Those cited are singers, athletes, journalists, computer whizzes, piano players, artists and actors, he said. They take Advanced Placement (AP) and honors classes, along with culinary, graphic design and are active in community service clubs.
The students include: Sara Banbury, Deanna Baris, Melissa Beretta, Ryder Chasin, Katherine Cion, Jack Cody, Tristan Forbes, Meghan Fox, Beatrice Gomes, Michelle Gurevich, Cecilia Kiker, Max Liben, Alex Mapley, Tyler Marks, William McDonald, Connor Mitnick, Anais Mitra, Emma Moskovitz, Victoria Nachman, Jessica Pressman, Jake Reiner, Daniel Shapiro, Ariana Sherman, Alec Solder, Carly Steckel, Baxter Stein and Nicholas Stern.
Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise, according to the school system.
Commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT.
“Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation,” said an NMSC spokesperson.
“The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country. We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement.”
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