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New Canaan High School’s 2019 Merit Scholars

NCHS 2019 Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named 25 New Canaan High School seniors as 2019 Merit Scholars in either the Semifinalist, Commended, or Hispanic Scholar categories. The students were honored on October 30, 2019, at a morning reception at the high school hosted by the School Counselors that was attended by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi, NCHS Principal Bill Egan, Assistant Principal Kristi Carriero, NCHS faculty and school counselors, district administrators, family, and friends. The students placed in the top percentile of 1.5 million students taking the PSAT in the Fall of 2018.

 


New Canaan High School’s 2019 National Merit Commended Scholars

NCHS Merit Scholars Front Row (seated, left-right): Jane Charlton, Heather Doherty, Ryan Benevento, Helen Culpepper, Hannah Suthons; 2nd Row (standing, left-right): Hollis Kammerer, Jonathan Hall, Griffen Dayton, Thomas Marshall, Steven Hoge, Bartholmew Codd, Brian Campe, Andrew Morse, Alessio Pantaleo, and Daniel Tierney.

 

New Canaan High School’s 2019 National Merit Commended Scholars are: Jane Charlton, Heather Doherty, Ryan Benevento, Helen Culpepper, Hannah Suthons, Hollis Kammerer, Jonathan Hall, Griffen Dayton, Thomas Marshall, Steven Hoge, Bartholmew Codd, Brian Campe, Andrew Morse, Alessio Pantaleo, and Daniel Tierney.


 

New Canaan High School’s 2019 National Merit Semifinalist Scholars

NCHS 2019 Merit Scholars

Front Row (seated, left-right): Isha Teredesai, Anna Therese Mehra, Vivian Ding, Alexis Axon;
2nd Row (standing, left-right ) Audrey Bloom, Christopher Carratu, Theodore Nelson, Andrew Jameson, Tara Chugh.

 

New Canaan High School’s 2019 National Merit Commended Scholars are: Isha Teredesai, Anna Therese Mehra, Vivian Ding, Alexis Axon, Audrey Bloom, Christopher Carratu, Theodore Nelson, Andrew Jameson, and Tara Chugh.


 

New Canaan High School’s 2019 National Hispanic Scholar

NCHS Hispanic Scholar

New Canaan High School’s 2019 National Hispanic Scholars is Kaitlyn McCall.


 

Over 1.5 million students took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). In April, NMSC identified 50,000 highest scores. Some 16,000 of those high performers were recently designated Semifinalists on a state representational basis. The other 34,000 high performers were named Commended Students based on a national Selection Index score. The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes approximately 5,000 Hispanic/Latino from among the more than 400,000 who take the PSAT. As with the National Merit Scholarship Program, NHRP uses the junior year PSAT/NMSQT as the qualifying test.