METUCHEN, NJ -- Senior Michael Botting has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of 2019 by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment.

The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined which of the Semifinalists named back in September have met all of the requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in 2019. 

Saint Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Ave., Metuchen) is a private, Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who have been active in American education since their arrival from Lyons, France, in 1847. The faculty is comprised of competent lay and religious educators. The school draws students from a wide geographic area encompassing over 40 school districts and over 75 grammar schools in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties, as well as outlying areas. To learn more, call (732) 549-7600 or email Visit