2023 NMS Semifinalist and Commended

2023 NMS Semifinalist and Commended
Photo: (left to right) (Commended students: Ethan Chiu, Ciaran O’Brien, Zach Berde, Kiera Tracy, Danny Schwartz, Kareena Shah, Rowan Gokhale, Jack Benson, Danny Pellegrin)(Jordan Kapp, semifinalist: Grace Jansen)
“PVHS Announces National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist and Commended Students”

Pascack Valley High School is pleased to announce that Grace Jansen, Class of 2023, has been recognized as a Semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Grace is one of more than 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program recently recognized by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®). These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring. 

High school juniors entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 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 graduating seniors. New Jersey has among the most competitive scores in the United States.


Photo: Semifinalist Grace Jansen with Counselor Jordan Kapp

Pascack Valley High School also recognizes Jack Benson, Zach Berde, Ethan Chiu, Rowan Gokhale, Ciaran O’Brien, Danny Pellegrin, Danny Schwartz, Kareena Shah, and Kiera Tracy who have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these Scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Photo: Commended student of the NMS Program

AP Scholars
 
Photo: AP Scholars Scholars posing together

Jack Benson; Zachary Berde; Michael Criscuolo; Rowan Gokhale; Shaina John; Nupur Karnik; Minche Kim; Grace Misha; Alex Rothenberg; Sabrina Schmoyer; Daniel Schwartz; Caitlin Slasinski
Not Pictured: Jessica Ponce & Nupur Karnik

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