Students From Stamford's Westhill High Named National Merit Finalists

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Three Stamford students were recently named as National Merit Finalists. Westhill High School students Bradley Darling, Claire Howlett and Luis Kumanduri received the recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Three Stamford students were recently named as National Merit Finalists. Westhill High School students Bradley Darling, Claire Howlett and Luis Kumanduri received the recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Photo Credit: File Photo

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Three Stamford students were recently named as National Merit Finalists. 

Westhill students Bradley Darling, Claire Howlett and Luis Kumanduri received the recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. 

Finalists "must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test," according to the NMSC.

About 15,000 students across the country have advanced to the Finalist level and will be eligible for three types of National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $32 million, to be awarded in the spring.

Stamford Public Schools also congratulated 15 seniors who were recognized by NMSC as commended students. Commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition.

The following is a listing of Stamford Public Schools Commended students:

Academy of Information Technology & Engineering:

  • Spencer Aronstein
  • Leora Bell
  • Victor Dai
  • Chistopher Hendrickson
  • Hana Kahlert

Stamford High School

  • James M. Croft
  • Jasimine T. Li
  • Matthew McGouldrick
  • Megan E. O’Neill

Westhill High School

  • Mackenzie T. Eisen
  • Jason Gallant
  • Rachel Katz
  • Ava Marsh
  • Ryan Silk
  • Jonathan Xu
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