Five students from Bishop Verot Catholic High School have received national recognition for academic success.
Nina Gulati, Rachel Orr, Julian Perez, and Jarred Simmons have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Samuel Bejarano, also a Nation Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalist, along with Rachel Orr and Julian Perez, both Commended Students, qualified as a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program by scoring in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region. Each year, the NHRP recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test. As a result of this recognition, their names will be shared with subscribing colleges and universities.
Bishop Verot Catholic High School’s goal is to provide students with a rigorous academic foundation while cultivating a spirit of Christian service, all in the context of a sound moral education.