NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Seven students at West Essex High School recieved some of the highest test scores in the nation on the PSAT and have been named National Merit Commended StudentsWest Essex High School Principal Gary Suda congratulated the seven students.

2014 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
The following students received some of the highest test scores in the country on the PSAT exam:
  • Sydelle Barreto
  • Justin Blumas
  • Michael Caggiano
  • Michael Colavita
  • Emily Delia
  • Stefania Lazar
  • Eleanor Murphy

These students have met the requirements to enter the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program and could receive special scholarships and be named National Merit Scholarship Finalists later in the school year.
"I am so proud of our commended students," said Suda. "For them-to rank in the top 5 percent of 1.5 million students across the country is truly an accomplishment."

"The hard work really paid off," Sydelle said. Sydelle and Caggiano are from Fairfield, while all of the other commended students are from Roseland.