Photo: They are pictured here with Principal Dr. Thomas Gorman
Two Ridgewood High School Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
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Ridgewood NJ, Two RHS students, Maximilian Jerdee (center) and Kristen Schretter (left), have been designated National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC’s scholarship programs are:
To promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
To shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
To stimulate increased support from organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent
Students who meet published program entry and participation requirements* enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) at the specified time in the high school program, usually as juniors. Each year’s PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test designated for entry to a particular year’s competition. For example, the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for entry to the competition for scholarships to be awarded in 2017.