2016 National Merit Scholarship Program
October 8th, 2015
Mr. Louis Melchor, the principal of North Warren Regional High School, announced today that John R. Burns has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. John placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“This young man being named a Commended Student has demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success”, commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “This student represents a valuable national resource; recognizing his accomplishments, as well as the key role his school plays in his academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden his educational opportunities and encourage him as he continues his pursuit of academic success.”