Seven Holy Ghost Prep students receive National Merit recognition
Posted 09/13/2017 05:18AM

Seven Holy Ghost Prep students receive National Merit recognition

Seven Holy Ghost Prep seniors were recently recognized by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program for their outstanding academic prowess.

Holy Ghost Prep seniors Anthony Baum, Mason El-Habr, Brian Gabriele, and Kevin Mulcahy were all named National Merit semifinalists, meaning that their test scores placed them in the top 1% of the over 1.6 million students who entered the program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.

In addition, three Holy Ghost Prep students—Zach Chipperfield ’18, Owen Sienko ’18, and Brendan Mindiak ’18—were recognized as National Merit Commended scholars, placing them among the top 5 percent of all 2016 PSAT test takers nationwide.

“I am extremely proud of these seven Holy Ghost students who were recognized by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program,” said Holy Ghost Prep principal Jeff Danilak. “This remarkable accomplishment is a testament to the diligence and determination that each of these students puts toward their academics.”