METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School senior Brett Subers has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year. Winners of Merit Scholarship® awards are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments (without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference).

Brett represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and now has the opportunity to receive a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship, in addition to scholarships from participating corporations, colleges and universities.

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"We are pleased to announce that our very own Brett Subers has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program by demonstrating through distinguished performance, high potential for future academic accomplishment," said Anne Rivera, principal of Saint Joseph High School.

Saint Joseph High School is a private, Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres in Metuchen, NJ. The mission of Saint Joseph High School is to cultivate a desire for life-long learning, nurture the integration of faith and academic inquiry, and instill values of integrity and compassion in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. 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, email admissions@stjoes.org, or visit www.stjoes.org.