Eighteen Hopewell Valley High School students were recognized Monday night, by the Board of Education, for their academic performance on the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) test. The National MeritⓇ Scholarship program is a national academic competition between high school students who’ve taken the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Of the 1.6 million students who took the test nationally, approximately 2% (34,000) received a Letter of Commendation and 1% (16,000) were designated as Semifinalists.

Thirteen students from Hopewell Valley High School (India Anderson, Catherine Dabrowski, Theo Evans, Aneesh Galgali, John Heinzel, Madeline Hoedemaker, Noam Miller, Zaina Shariff, Kenneth Shaw, Christopher Silva, Sarah Voorhees, Matthew Watterson, and David Yu) were recognized for their Letter of Commendation. Though they can no longer participate in the competition, they may be eligible for business and corporate-sponsored Special Scholarships.

Five students were recognized as Semifinalists (Harrison Fu, Daniel Kolano, Michael Liu, Evan Scott, and Lucy Tian) and hope to be selected as Finalists. Approximately 7,500 students will be selected in February as Finalists and will receive Merit Scholarships.