BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School senior Ethan Weinstock finally got his moment in the spotlight.
The BRHS student, who was unable to attend a school board meeting in mid-May because of studying for an upcoming examination, was honored publicly at the end of May for his National Merit accomplishments.
Weinstock, along with senior Rohan Patel, was one of two students in the Bridgewater-Raritan school district to be selected as a National Merit Scholar, chosen not only for the grades he achieved, but also for the difficulty of his academic courses. A total of about 50,000 high school students are honored annually across America in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and are also awarded various scholarships for their achievement.
“It’s an unbelievable accomplishment,” said Superintendent Russell Lazovick, who presented Weinstock with a certificate from the school board.
Weinstock was also feted as one of more than three dozen students in the district who achieved the Seal of Bi-Language Literacy. For Weinstock, it was for his accomplishments in Latin.
“It’s an unprecedented feat,” said Lazovick, who presented Weinstock with a second certificate for his language work, and also congratulated him on all his achievements and wished him the best in his future endeavors.
Weinstock, who was accompanied at the meeting by his parents, is also a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society. He will be attending Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall, where he will study computer engineering.