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    (From left to right is Carmel Councilwoman Suzi McDonough, Andrew Miller, Mariah Kenna, Dyan Aviles, Senator Greg Ball, Daniel Miller, Joseph Malinowski and Jacob Sweet)

    Carmel, N.Y. – (11/06/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), presented students from Carmel High School with New York State Proclamations for being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

    The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

    “It was my absolute pleasure to meet and honor these students from Carmel High School. They have shown their dedication to excellence through achieving this award, all while staying very active with extracurricular activities,” said Senator Greg Ball. “These students will be our Nation’s future leaders. I wish them all much luck and success as they prepare to graduate from Carmel High School to open a new chapter in their lives.”

    Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

    In September, seven students from Carmel High School were notified that they qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist. Commended Students included, Mariah Kenna, Daniel Miller and Spencer Rubin (not pictured). Semi-Finalists included, Jacob Sweet, Andrew Miller and Joseph Malinowski. Dyan Aviles was selected as a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.

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