32 stu­dents from nine Catholic schools earn Na­tional Merit hon­ors

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - Staff Re­port

The Arch­dio­cese of Philadel­phia’s Of­fice of Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion has an­nounced that 32 se­niors from nine of its high schools in the five-county re­gion have been rec­og­nized by the Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Corp., in­clud­ing 10 from Bishop Shana­han in Down­ing­town.

Th­ese in­di­vid­u­als have been named as Com­mended Stu­dents or Semi­fi­nal­ists in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram.

The 25 Com­mended Stu­dents will re­ceive a Let­ter of Com­men­da­tion from their in­di­vid­ual high school and the NMSC, which con­ducts the pro­gram. The let­ter will be pre­sented by the lo­cal high school prin­ci­pal to each of the se­niors be­ing rec­og­nized in this cat­e­gory.

About 34,000 Com­mended Stu­dents through­out the na­tion are be­ing rec­og­nized for their ex­cep­tional aca­demic prom­ise. Although they will not con­tinue in the 2018 com­pe­ti­tion for Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship awards, Com­mended Stu­dents placed among the top 50,000 scor­ers of more than 1.6 mil­lion stu­dents who en­tered the 2018 com­pe­ti­tion by tak­ing the 2016 Pre­lim­i­nary SAT/ Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Qual­i­fy­ing Test.

Seven stu­dents are among the ap­prox­i­mately 16,000 semi­fi­nal­ists in the 63rd an­nual Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram. The na­tion­wide pool of Semi­fi­nal­ists rep­re­sents less than one per­cent of U.S. high school se­niors. Th­ese ex­cep­tional stu­dents have the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue in the com­pe­ti­tion for 7,500 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ships worth more than $32 mil­lion that will be of­fered in spring 2018.

To be­come a Fi­nal­ist, the Semi­fi­nal­ists along with their high school must sub­mit a schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tion de­tail­ing the in­di­vid­ual stu­dents’ aca­demic record, par­tic­i­pa­tion in school and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties, demon­strated lead­er­ship abil­i­ties, em­ploy­ment, and hon­ors and awards re­ceived. Semi­fi­nal­ists must have an out­stand­ing aca­demic record through­out high school, be en­dorsed and rec­om­mended by a high school of­fi­cial, write an es­say, and earn SAT scores that con­firm the stu­dent’s pre­vi­ous per­for­mance on their qual­i­fy­ing test.

The in­di­vid­ual stu­dents rec­og­nized by the Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Cor­po­ra­tion are:

Arch­bishop John Car­roll High School, Rad­nor (Delco)

Semi­fi­nal­ists in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram are Jonathan Gould, Ja­cob Ge­orge, and Ju­lianna Wall­gren.

Com­mended Stu­dents in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram are Ju­lia Lun­deen, Suzanne Car­pen­ter and Christo­pher An­der­son.

Bishop Shana­han High School, Down­ing­town

Semi­fi­nal­ist in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is Shan­non Cody

Com­mended Stu­dents in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram are Si­mon Blan­chard, Kate­lyn Bradley, Brian Gal­lagher, John Glasser, Daniel Gor­man, John Kennedy, Wy­att Muller, Do­minique Ocampo, and Vishal Ramola.

Arch­bishop Wood High School, Warmin­ster (Bucks)

Com­mended Stu­dent in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is Shan­non Dyke.

Car­di­nal O’Hara High School, Spring­field (Delco)

Com­mended Stu­dent in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is Travis Gaskill.

Fa­ther Judge High School for Boys, North­east Philadel­phia

Semi­fi­nal­ist in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is Christo­pher Blank.

Com­mended Stu­dent in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is Thomas Quarry.

Saint Hu­bert Catholic High School for Girls, North­east Philadel­phia

Com­mended Stu­dents in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram are Ryan Do­herty and Bri­ana McClain.

Lans­dale Catholic High School, Lans­dale (Montco)

Com­mended Stu­dents in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram are Mark Heg­gan and Ed­ward McQuillen.

Lit­tle Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Philadel­phia

Semi­fi­nal­ist in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is Caro­line Cur­tiss.

Pope John Paul II High School, Roy­ers­ford (Montco)

Semi­fi­nal­ist in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is An­drew Tu­fil­laro.

Com­mended Stu­dents in the 2018 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram are Syd­ney Bucher, Ker­rin Dun­lap, Michael Gran­ito, Su­san­nah McHugh, Michael Pir­rall and Mon­ica Rapchin­ski.

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