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posted: Tue, Oct 14th, 2014
National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes MOHS students
Congratulations to Mount Olive High School's senior class on a job well done on last year's PSATs.
The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized many of our MOHS students for their outstanding performance on the PSAT test. Representing MOHS are: Thomas Alameda, Isabella Amorim, Arvind Bussetty, Matthew Buzzelli, Rohana Chase, David Chang, Christopher Colasurdo, Michael Garth, Melissa Gordon, Cara Jacobsen, Chetan Kamath, Jaedyn Quinn, Sarah Wells, and Thomas Wisnewski.
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, "The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies," and Mount Olive High School is proud to celebrate our recognized students.
Mr. Stansberry, MOHS principal, said that "This is an incredible accomplishment for our school. This is one of the largest groups in school history to achieve this recognition, and we are very proud of them."
The NMS Corporation explains, "About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants."
The company went on to say that, "The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating seniors."
One of our fourteen recognized students achieved this high honor of being a Semifinalist, MOHS senior, Sarah Wells. In February, Sarah will be notified if she has made it to the Finalist level. At the Finalist level, students are eligible to receive one of 2,500 National Merit Scholarships valued at $2500. Winners will be notified beginning in April 2015.
Mr. Feltmann, Guidance Director, said this is the most students who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program in his tenure at MOHS. "I am happy to be celebrating their accomplishments," he stated. Congratulations to all of the recognized students on their academic accomplishments!
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