HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Eight Hastings High School students have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Christina Feng, Leah Goldberg, Hannah Hatch, Julia Dayan, Casey Odesser, Keira Rosner, Scott Sherman and Daniel Nam earned the award.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a press release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. “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.”
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