Kittatinny Regional High School's (KRHS) Matthew Turner has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Matt placed among the top 50,000 scorers in the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT. More than 1.5 million students took the test that year.
A spokesperson for NMSC stated, “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 the educational excellence in our nation.”
KRHS Principal Bosworth also announced that Alyssa Amorim is a semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who scored the highest on the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT in each state.
In the next stage of this competition, the NMSC will review each Semifinalist’s academic record, scholarship application, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, honors and awards. Each entrant must write an essay and score as well or better on the SAT or ACT.
Finalists will be announced in February. There will be 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than 31 million dollars up for grabs to those who are chosen as a finalist.