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National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Two Stanners

PRESS RELEASE — Briarwood, NY — Principal Darius Penikas and the administration of Archbishop Molloy High School announced that Sydney Bryant ’19 and Stephanie Szpylka ’19 have been named as Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from Molloy and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, has been presented by Principal Penikas to these scholastically talented seniors. (Pictured L-R: Stephanie, Principal Penikas, and Sydney)

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. 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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