25 Chatham Students Commended as National Merit Scholars

Students were among 34,000 students recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

Twenty-five students from Chatham High School were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for their outstanding scholastic achievement and high scores on the PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

A Letter of Commendation from the NMSC, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented students.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. The commended students placed in the top five percent of over 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

An NMSC spokesperson said “The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program. We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement.”

The students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, though some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

The students are:

  1. Lauren Sullivan
  2. Jordan Phelan
  3. Alexander Godziela
  4. Jonathan Busam
  5. Patrick Sullivan
  6. Susan Nahvi
  7. Teresa Frenzel
  8. Michael Sulit
  9. Olivia Michalak
  10. Jillian Srygley
  11. Raleigh Heap
  12. Madeleine James
  13. Sophie Kapica
  14. Belinda Huang
  15. Vincent Ziccolella
  16. Sarah Lamb
  17. Sean McHugh
  18. Alexander Burns
  19. Spencer Kwon
  20. Mark Liotta
  21. Charlotte Butash
  22. Robert Costanzo
  23. Lauren Teague
  24. Daniel Villars
  25. Sarah Weinbrom
Adrian Butash October 21, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Charlotte Butash, in addition to being a bright and beautiful young woman, is an exceptional human being --- she's smart, funny, a wit and is wise beyond her years. Her's is a name to remember because she comes from a wonderful family--- and as her grandfather-- she has made the Butash name glisten by virtue of her energy and maturity, above all, she is such a lively person that meeting her is a delightful experience. Her parents, Glenn and Serra, have created a family life that us exceptional for themselves, Charlitte and her brithercHenry Butash who is in College. We are all so very proud that in this instance a works citizen is being born. Charlotte Butash will be making new in academia and humanitarian circles. Remember her name --she is a new bright star in the firmament of young American women. Grandfather---Adrian Butash
Adrian Butash October 21, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Thank you all!
Adrian Butash October 21, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Forgive the minor typos -- the font size is so small in this form and my big fingers and poor eyesight have contributed to these minor misspells.


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