Seniors Alex Yoon, Anthony Cosentino, Steven Ngo, Daniel Scrivener and Jacob Moore earned semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Semifinalists are chosen based on their outstanding performance on the PSAT in their state and are among the top scorers state-wide. The honor, which is bestowed on only 1.1 percent of the students who take the PSAT exam nationally, qualifies them to take part in the next round of competition for some 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.
Seventeen seniors also earned recognition as Commended Students of their outstanding academic promise by placing among the top 5 percent of students taking the PSAT exam nationally. The 17 seniors who earned Letters of Commendation are: William B. Alvord, Brendan M. Amorin, Thomas A. Bruzzese, Drew A. Curtin, Kunchok R. Dingyon, Nicholas C. Fahy, Thomas F. Jaklitsch, Dattatreya Kalluri, Joseph P. Kester, Kevin D. Larkin, Jacob A. Martens, Sachin Meier, Seamus P. Mellett, Joseph Meschino, Stephen E. Recupero, Nathaniel S. Robards, William E. Strauss.
Daniel Scrivener and Vladislav Gavril Marasigan were also named as National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) finalists. The NHRP identifies nearly 5,000 outstanding Hispanic/Latino students each year for this important academic recognition. The program sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities that are particularly interested in academically outstanding seniors of Hispanic/Latino heritage. Scholar Finalists need a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a 30 ACT or 1330 SAT score to qualify.
“We recognize these gentlemen for their demonstrated pursuit of excellence,” said BC High Principal Stephen Hughes ’73. “We hold them up as models and reminders for all of us as we seek the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our lives.”