CHATHAM, NJ - Twenty-one Chatham High seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, it was announced Thursday by CHS Principal Darren Groh.

A letter from the school and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was 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 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed within the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Text (PSAT/NMSQT).

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The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 21 Chatham High School seniors as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition.

“The young men and woman being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a spokesperson for the NMSP said. “The students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”



Pictured here are 2017 Commended Students from Chatham High School with Principal Darren Groh.

Front Row (left to right): Addison Walker, Logan Richardson, Katherine Hyland, Cristina Lopez, Julia Campbell, Holly Fullman, and Brigid Horan.

Middle Row (left to right): Katherine Evans, Nicholas Surguladze, Jan Pokrywka, Paul Malatesta, Edison Moy, Geoffrey O’Malley, Eric Davis, Erik Britt and Teresa Clark.

Back Row (left to right): Jonathan Namovic, Frank Anello, Vincent Maddi, Carter Tobin, and Matt Piechnik.