NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Ursuline School is very pleased to announce the names of our eight National Merit Commended Students!
Congratulations to Hannah Devaney, Monica Diaz, Sheila Dolan, Mariana Garza, Kimberly Laguatan, Allyson Mauch, Katherine Poletti, and Marie Pugliese.
These talented seniors placed among the top 5% of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT or the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) last year.
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 PSAT/NMSQT and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
"The 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 in their pursuit of academic success."