The Principal, Jay Hartling, of East Catholic High School announced today that 12 members of the Class of 2014 have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) which conducts the program will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Students in the photo from left to right are: Mason Stalph from Wethersfield, Emma Johnson from Amston, Jonathan Ockert from South Windsor, Kaitlin Hollinger from Monson, Mass.; Zachary Schelhorn from Lebanon, Jessica Barnes from Stafford Springs, Leah Franzleubbers from Wethersfield, Bridget Oei from Hebron, Carolyn Rowan from Manchester, Danielle Lavoie from Willington and John Mantese from Ellington. Absent from the photo is John Bollash from Manchester.