IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has designated 13 Irvington High School seniors as Commended Students, an honor given annually to outstanding students who achieve exceptional scores on the PSAT.
They are among 34,000 students throughout the nation to be recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
Irvington students who received the National Letter of Commendation award are Nora Burkhardt, Henry Green, Dana Grotenstein, Rebecca Harless, Maxwell Johnson, Justin Levin, Benjamin Milan-Polisar, Nicholas Panjwani, Andres Picon, Tyler Pollack, Adam Segreti, Elizabeth Wang and Myung Seo Yoon.
Irvington High School Principal David Cohen said he is proud of the students for demonstrating outstanding potential for academic success.
The students were in the running for about 7,400 scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring through the National Merit Scholarship program. Approximately 1.5 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year. Students with the highest scores were chosen to advance in the competition. Although Commended Students don’t advance to the finals for the National Merit Scholarship awards, they placed among the top 5 percent of students who took the qualifying test.
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