BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A Plainfield resident was among 32 students honored from the Pingry School as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to a release from the school, these students placed in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Annaya Baynes of Plainfield was honored this year.  Also honored from Pingry were:

  • Shail Avasthi (Warren)
  • Grace Brown (Westfield)
  • Vicky Chen (Basking Ridge)
  • Isabel DeVito (South Plainfield)
  • Zachary Dobson (Far Hills)
  • Rajeev Doraswamy (Short Hills)
  • Thomas Drzik (Mendham)
  • Udochi Emeghara (Hillside)
  • Kristine Fu (Whippany)
  • Aditya Gollapudi (Berkeley Heights)
  • Nathan Hefner (Westfield)
  • Josephine Jahng (Livingston)
  • Andrew Lee (Mountainside)
  • Georgia Liu (Warren)
  • Benjamin Mandelbaum (Livingston)
  • Dilan Mushayandebvu (Short Hills)
  • Jeremy Newman (Morristown)
  • Zoe Papandreou (Far Hills)
  • Cathleen Parker (Bedminster)
  • Nicholas Robinson (Warren)
  • Zachary Ross (Warren)
  • Caroline Santoro (Califon)
  • Varun Seetamraju (Bridgewater)
  • Dillon Shu (Montville)
  • Brandon Spellman (Basking Ridge)
  • Alexander Strasser (Warren)
  • Michael Sun (Raritan)
  • Jeffrey Xiao (Warren)
  • Cassandra Yermack (Morristown)
  • Christopher Yu (Warren)
  • Alessia Zanobini (New Vernon)