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Four Farmingdale High School Seniors Honored

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Farmingdale High School Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson announced Monday that Matthew Bhasin, Lianna Kellndorfer, Rachel Sirico, and Ryan Roth have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 students nationwide are being honored for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than one million students who entered the Merit Program. The Merit Program is extremely competitive, and the Commended Students can be proud of their designation.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Corporation (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.”

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year.

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