14 NORTH SHORE STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Article by Shelly Newman
North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY - Principal, Albert Cousins of North Shore High School recently announced that Ryan Tine (Semifinalist), Simran Arya, Allison A. Black, Paulina Calcaterra, Christopher Chen, Lisa N. Christensen, Christian Cooke, October L. Donoghue, Lea S. Eisenstein, Nicholas Hartman, Jocelyn L. Kleiger, Aidan J. Lewis, Samantha N. LiVigni, and Erica Prush have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.
Approximately, 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“These young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “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.”
Article and photo by Shelly Newman
Photo Caption: Pictured are 14 North Shore High School students who were recently named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. (Photo by Shelly Newman)