National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s Semifinalists
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) — a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year — and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation provides scholarship application materials to Semifinalists through their high schools. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist. Finalists are notified in February if they’ve been selected and winners are notified between March and June.
The Montclair High School Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition are:
Ian H. Dwyer
Nora R. Ellmann
Daniel W. Galef
Eli G. Maskin
Loren L. Sherman
Jacob S. Stepansky
National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s Commended Students
More than 20 Montclair High School seniors were named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT).
The Montclair High School Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Program are:
Amelia H. Dunnell
Eve K. Feldberg
Stetson C. Futterman
Henry N. Gifford
Lydia G. Gilbert
Nathaniel J. Goodman
Alyssa S. Handelman
Elisabeth A. Katz
Hayden B. Kline
Emma-Tei T. Kyono
Isabella V. Levy
Emery A. Melville
Peri M. Meyers
Shayon S. Mottahed
Alexander S. Warshawsky
Jared Z. Zimmerman
Madeleine E. Aase-Remedios
National Hispanic Recognition Program 2012-2013
The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies outstanding Hispanic/Latino students each year. A student who is selected should be sure to indicate this recognition on his/her college applications.
This year, the NHRP is recognizing nearly 5,000 students selected from a pool of over 235,000 who took the PSAT/NMSQT/PAA and identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino (based on the program’s definition) and have a received a minimum score for their region.
Although the NHRP does not provide a financial reward, being named is an important academic recognition. The program sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities that are particularly interested in academically outstanding seniors of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program 2012-2013 Award Recipients are:
National Achievement Scholarship Program
Noah S. Gentry was named as a Semifinalist in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Competition.
About 1,600 high-scoring participants in each year’s National Achievement Scholarship Program are designated Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented Black American students throughout the nation are included in the pool, Semifinalists are named on a regional representation basis. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program participants in the states that constitute each region. Application materials are sent to Semifinalists through their high schools. Before being considered for a National Achievement Scholarship, a Semifinalist must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist.
Six MHS seniors were selected among 3,100 as Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, being referred to some 1,500 U. S. colleges and universities. These students scored in the top 3% of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the program when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated in 1964 specifically to honor academically promising Black American high school students.
The Montclair High School National Achievement Scholarship Program Outstanding Participants Referred to Colleges are:
Desiree J. Bannister
Crystal E. Iton
Taylor L. Jackson
Daria S. Thames
Congratulations to all the recipients.