The Sparta High School principal, Dr. Edward Lazzara, announced the following Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program:
● Sarah Bargfrede
● Jack Budofsky
● Colin Kowalski
● Jack Maraziti
● Jake Ryan
● Nicholas Ventresca
The principal will present a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, 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 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students of who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a statement by 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.”