Merit Scholars Announced
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to students based on their PSAT scores, among other criteria, has released its list of Merit Scholarship semifinalists and Commended Students. Alexander Meyerowitz (last in left side group) has been named a semifinalist and Gillian Bartholomew, Jane Cohen, Cory Nichols, Jude Javillo, Brianna Stanco and Joe Sammartano were among the scholars on the commended list. Semifinalists will continue in the competition for scholarships. They represent the top less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide. Commended Students are comprised of the top 50,000 scorers of the 1.6 million students taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The students are pictured with their counselors along with OHS Principal Geraldine DeCarlo (far left) and Director of Guidance Paul Guzzone (far right).