CANTON, CONNECTICUT, SEPTEMBER 13 – Drew DiPippo, Principal of Canton High School, Canton, Connecticut, congratulates students recently recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
The NMSC recognizes seniors who performed exceptionally well on their PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)) the previous academic year. Five Canton High students received recognition including Sean Connolly, Colton Glasgow, Savannah Kashnig, Andrew Obrzut, and Helena Winkler.
Sean Connolly and Savannah Kashnig were named as Commended Students About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 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 competition.
Colton Glasgow, Andrew Obrzut, and Helena Winkler were named Semifinalist and these academically talented students are among 16,000 Semifinalists, and have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. “The young men and women being named both as Semi-Finalists and as Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success”, commented Mr. DiPippo. “We are very proud to congratulate all of the students named and wish them further success in the competition”.
“These students represent a valuable natural 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.”
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
Pictured (left to right): Cole Glasgow, Helena Winkler Andrew Obrzut Pictured (Left to Right): Sean Connolly and Savanna Kashnig