FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2013 NATIONAL MERIT PROGRAM
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has notified Council Rock High School North that eight students have qualified as National Merit Semi-Finalists. They are Hannah T. Capponi, Theodore L. Caputi, Brandon P. Chin, Philip F. Feibusch, Daniel S. Gift, Kyle F. Sampson, Stephen M. Sekula and Jason H. Shavel. These individuals outscored 99.5% of those students taking the exam nationwide. All eight will continue in the competition for finalist standing. Attainment of semi-finalist standing is one of the nation’s highest scholastic achievements.
In addition to its eight semi-finalists, Council Rock High School North has also been informed that twenty-six students have been designated Commended Students in the 2013 Merit Program. Commended Students include the following: Christina M. Allen, Siddharth Ambatipudi, Abigail M. Carlson, Brandon C. Cohen, John M. Emery, Elena G. Flynn, Max D. Goldstein, Erica L. Green, Rachel A. Jenkins, Joshua A. Kaner, Hannah G. Kirkpatrick, Justin Kirschner, Karina L. Kovalcik, Alexandra E. Kuzma, Kelly C. McGuigan, James S. Miller, Paige S. Milligan, Meghan C. Montgomery, Vignesh Ramchandran, Adam D. Rednor, Hayden L. Richards, Nicholas C. Risinger, Stefani L. Ruzic, Alan D. Wang, Larissa A. Witte, and Simon Wu. We have also been notified that Khanya N. Keswa has been named an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
A Merit Program spokesperson commented, “These young men and women have demonstrated outstanding academic potential by their high performance in the extremely competitive Merit Program. In a nation that values excellence, it is important to publicly recognize the attainments of our scholastically talented young people and to credit schools for the important part they play in their development. We hope this recognition will help to broaden the educational opportunities and serve as encouragement to them and other able students to develop their abilities to the fullest.”