Ridgewood NJ, Two Ridgewood High School students, Nicholas Cho (Grade 11) and Joshua Fishkin (Grade 10) were accepted into The William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program, a highly competitive program offered by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. Only forty students, in grades 7-11, are selected from a nationwide pool to participate in a “dynamic and unique learning opportunity to engage with testimonies – personal stories – from survivors and witnesses of genocide.” To be considered, both RHS applicants submitted a personal letter of interest and a reference letter from an educator familiar with the student’s educational background.
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.
Results of the National Merit Scholarship Competition are Announced
September 30, 2015
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Ridgewood NJ , The Ridgewood School district has received the results of the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Two Ridgewood High School students have been designated semifinalists and 39 students have been named Commended Students.
Maximilian Jerdee and Kristen Schretter have been designated semifinalists, based on their performance on the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) taken last October.
The semifinalists will have the opportunity to be considered for Merit Scholarship awards at the finalist level of the competition by fulfilling additional requirements that include an outstanding academic record throughout high school, endorsement and recommendation by the high school principal and SAT I scores that confirm the earlier PSAT/NMSQT performance.
Commended Students with permission for media release are: Minha An, Poyani Bavishi, Brendan Caltavuturo, Albert Chiu, Helen Cho, Seo Yeon Choi, Nicolas Cobb, Madeleine Gaidimas, Sophia Gao, Sara Golnabi, Jack Hadfield, Jeongmin (Grace) Hyun, Jordan Iannone, Charlotte Kahan, Callista Kim, Lindsay Kim, Caroline Kotch, Simon Lee, Sueryun Lee, Abigail McKenna, Elizabeth O’Keefe, James Psathas, Peter Psathas, Sophie Simpson, Ashley Sohn, Olivia Sullivan, Olivia Szymanski, Anthony Tokarz and Vlad Vandalovsky. Although the Commended Students will not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship Awards to be awarded in 2016, they placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the PSAT qualifying test.
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