Three Newington High students recognized on national level for scholastic excellence

Published on Friday, 30 September 2022 12:30
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


NEWINGTON – Three Newington High School students were recognized nationally for scholastic excellence recently.

NHS Principal Terra Tigno was proud to announce the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC) named Ryan Claffey, Trisha Iyer and Matthew Samarotto among its Commended Students for 2023.

Tigno will be presenting letters from the National Merit Corporation to each student, recognizing their achievement.

The trio stands among about 34,000 Commended Students across America who placed among the top 50,000 based on their scores in the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a spokesperson for NMSC said. “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 in their pursuit of academic success.”

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Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Friday, 30 September 2022 12:30. Updated: Friday, 30 September 2022 12:32.