Three Don Bosco Prep Students are named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and Fourteen National Merit Commended Students are Recognized
September 14, 2011 – Don Bosco Prep is pleased to announce that three students have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists and fourteen Don Bosco Prep students have been recognized as National Merit Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit Semifinalists
Thomas J. Biaglow, Brandon C. Marchiafava, and William J. McCormack
About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQTt®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered in the spring.
National Merit Commended Students
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 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSGT). The Don Bosco Prep students named as National Merit Commended Students are:
Bennett Alvaro, James DePierro, Thomas Hennessy, James Hoffmann, Gaston Jean-Louis, Thomas McNulty, Mathew Melendez, Nicholas Mendolia, Joseph Moran, Padraic Quinn, Conor Sperzel, Joseph Tekerian, Christopher Wilson, and Alexander Zabrodskiy
Don Bosco Prep is proud of the achievements of these students and congratulates them along with their families and the faculty for their contributions to the successes of these young men.