SUMMIT, NJ – The Kent Place School recently announced that seniors Tarika Bansal and Sasha Khidekel of Short Hills, were named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Commended Students place among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students in the competition. Sofia Kwon of West Orange, Nicole Leffler of Basking Ridge, Michaela Markels of Summit, Isabella Racioppi of Morristown, and Jillian Sher of Summit were also named. Commended Students place among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students in the competition.

Seniors Isabella Racioppi of Morristown and Michaela Markels of Summit have been named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. The students became eligible for this recognition by scoring in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT® test takers in our region.

In total 98 Kent Place students from the Classes of 2018 and 2019 have been honored by the College Board in recognition of their demonstrated college-level achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations taken last spring.

Kent Place School is an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school, which, for more than 120 years, has provided a superior education for young women who demonstrate strong scholastic and creative ability. Visit Kent Place online at www.kentplace.org.