National Merit Recognizes Six Williston Students

Out of the approximately 1.5 million students who took the PSAT in their sophomore year, a small percentage were recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Students from the top 5 percent were awarded the distinction of “commended” and the Williston Northampton School had six students who received this distinction. Academic Dean Greg Tuleja presented the following seniors with their awards during the Upper School Assembly on January 7.

Alicia Barry
James Borden
Matt Cavanaugh
Brendan Hellweg
Maddy Stern
Persis Ticknor-Swanson

According to a press release from the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, commended students have demonstrated “outstanding potential for academic success…We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

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