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St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School Announces List of Students Earning National Merit Recognition

September 14, 2016
By Admin

The highest percentage of graduating seniors in Savio school history, receive National Merit Recognition

Today, officials from the National Merit Corporation publically released the list of 2017 National Merit Scholars nationwide. There are approximately 16,000 student semi-finalists this year, in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This year, 18 St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School students are receiving the National Merit Scholar recognition.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is a competitive, scholarship program that considers students that fulfill requirements academically, through their extracurricular achievements and through their SAT test scores. To qualify into the National Merit Scholar program, each student takes a preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test screens students by measuring their reading abilities, mathematics problem-solving abilities, and writing abilities. Students that qualify to the semifinals are designated by their state’s percentage of the national total of high school graduating seniors.

All semifinalists hold an outstanding academic record and are endorsed by a school official. The SAT scores that High School Juniors take, assesses their test performance and helps to determine if a student will receive National Merit recognition.

St. Dominic Savio is proud to announce the 18 student names that are receiving National Merit Recognition this fall. This year represents the highest number of St. Dominic Savio High School students receiving National Merit recognition in its school history.

The St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School students that are receiving National Merit Recognition are as follows:

National Merit Semi-finalists: Matthew Bianchi, Eleazar Camez, Daniel Jilek, Charles "Fletch" McCuskey, Emily Shoemaker, Mark Simmons.

National Hispanic Scholars: Nicholas Butler, Eleazar Camez, Aaron Mink, Jennifer Sanchez.

National Commended Scholars: Michaela Barone, John DiGravio, Jack Frey, Nicholas Isakson, Andrew Kalamarides, Angele Kelly, Natalie Reysa, Thanh Tran, and Ben Wagner.

St. Dominic Savio High School’s principal, Mr. Morgan Daniels releases a statement about this important distinction, on behalf of St. Dominic Savio:

We at Savio, are extremely proud of the achievements of these students who have earned National Merit Recognition. It is a reflection of the dedication of the students, their teachers, and their parents to encourage them to do their very best academic work. This great news supports our belief that St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School provides a high-quality education, where students who apply themselves, can reach their full academic potential and earn national recognition.

Please contact the Principal Mr. Morgan Daniels, for any questions by email: mdaniels@saviochs.org