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SCVTHS STUDENTS NAMED IN THE 2021 NATIONAL MERIT® SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

commended students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

commended students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

COMMENDED STUDENTS
2021 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

(TOP, left-right): SCVTHS Academy for Health & Medical Sciences seniors Alexander Chen of Warren;
Vrishank Mechineni of Franklin Park;
and Mitisha Panda of Belle Mead.

(BOTTOM, l-r): Academy for Health & Medical Sciences seniors Shivani Patel of Hillsborough;
Varun Punnam of Bridgewater;
Harrinee Senthilkumar of Bridgewater;
and Naimisha Vidavalapati of Somerset.

 

Hector Montes, Principal of Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, announced that Alexander Chen of Warren, Vrishank Mechineni of Franklin Park, Srikar Nekkalapu of Hillsborough, Mitisha Panda of Belle Mead, Shivani Patel of Hillsborough, Varun Punnam of Bridgewater, Harrinee Senthilkumar of Bridgewater and Naimisha Vidavalapati of Somerset have been named Commended Students in the 2021 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 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

For more information, contact James Strickhart at jstrickhart@scvts.net or (908) 526-8900, x7169.