Twenty-four Westfield High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students placed among the top 2.3 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in critical reading, mathematics and writing skills.
The Commended Students from Westfield High School include: Lilian Burtness, Robert Cassie, Kathryn Contini, Daniel Dougherty, Matthew Gates, Tiffani Gregory, Edmund Han, Maura Heinbokel, Aditi Jain, Alexandra Kapadia, Geoffrey Ko, Alexander Laitamaki, Paul Lee, Connor Moore, Michaela Nies, Scott Pass, Elinor Reinhardt, Brett Ripperger, Benjamin Schwartz, Clara Smith, Asher Stabler, Austen Thien, Alex Ying, and Rebecca Zhang.
According to a letter of congratulations from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to Westfield High School Principal Peter Renwick, “Commended Students are being recognized for the exceptional promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.”
The Director of Educational Services for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Michelle S. Robbins, concluded with, “We have great respect for the important part that you and your professional staff play in the development of academically talented young people, and it is a genuine pleasure for NMSC to join you in honoring these able students.”