Students from Pomperaug High School in Southbury were recognized at the Region 15 Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 22nd.
(L-R): Paul Jones, Principal at Pomperaug High School, Paul Zdankiewicz – National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, Jacob Zilkha – National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, Chloe Zilkha – National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, Stella Wang - National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, Jason Jorge - National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, Carson Moore - National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, and Melody Liu - National Merit Scholarship Commended Student.
Jacob A. Zilkha will be notified in early February if he has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and NMSC, which conducts the program, was presented to the students.
Approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduation seniors.
Information about the National Merit Scholarship Corporation can be found at http://www.nationalmerit.org.