Jennifer Crusco
Communications Assistant

Semi-finalists and Commended Students Named at AHA

Demarest, NJ: Eleven students from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been recognized for their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit® Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The four Semi-finalists will be reviewed further and may be named Finalists in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. The Commended students may now become candidates for corporate and business sponsored scholarships.

The Academy’s Semi-finalists include Demarest residents Clara Jeon, Nahee Kim, and Samantha Kim and Northvale resident Joanne Li. These students were among those who earned the highest PSAT/NMSQT scores in the state. In February 2017, some 15,000 Semi-finalists will be notified by mail that they have been chosen as Finalists in the scholarship program.

The Commended students are Olivia Luongo of Upper Saddle River, Grace MacNeill of Ridgefield Park, Meredith Shamamian of Tenafly, Julia Keem of Demarest, Sabrina Celis of New City (NY), Emily Mills of Oradell, and Alyssa Romanos of Paramus.

Approximately 1.6 million students took the PSAT/NMSQT, which covers reading, writing, language, and math skills in addition to allowing students to qualify for National Merit® Scholarship Program recognition. The National Merit® Scholarship Program was established in 1955.


Since 1879, thousands of women have passed through the portals of Academy of the Holy Angels high school, the oldest private girls’ school in New Jersey. Many go on to study at some of the nation’s best universities, earning high-ranking positions in medicine, government, law, education, public service, business, arts and athletics. Our goal is to provide each girl with the tools she needs to reach the fullness of her potential—spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically, by offering a first –rate education in a nurturing environment where equal importance is placed on academic excellence, character development, moral integrity and giving service to others.


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