Richard L. Brodow, Millburn NJ Superintendent of Schools, said last week: “We couldn’t be more proud of our students” as word came in that fifteen senior from Millburn High School have been selected as semifinalists in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
In addition, 49 students qualified as recipients of Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. The combined total number of honored students (64) represents 20% of the entire senior class…the highest total in the history of the school district.
That is quite an accomplishment given that more than 1.5 million students in nearly 21,000 U.S. high schools entered the program by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.These students now qualify to be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, which will be announced in February 2009.
Congratulations and best of luck for the February 2009 Merit Scholarship announcement.