EDISON, NJ -- Chris Teare, Director of College Counseling at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, announced that five seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program.

Congratulations to Noah Apter of Springfield and Pranay Arora, Tarun Ravilla, Neil Shah and Mark Zhang, all of Edison. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will be presented to these scholastically talented students.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour.