St. Joseph High School announces two 2019 National Merit Commended Students

TRUMBULL—St. Joseph High School, southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, announced today that two of their senior students, Katherine R. Pikulik and Louis W. Tuccio have been selected as 2019 National Merit Commended Students.

A Letter of Commendation from St. Joseph High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by principal, Nancy DiBuono, and head of school, Dr. William Fitzgerald, to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students place among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for 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.”

Katherine Pikulik came to St. Joes from St. Theresa in Trumbull and plans to major in Finance. Louis Tuccio came to St. Joes from Harborside Middle School in Milford and plans to major in Applied Math. St. Joseph High School congratulates these two students on their great accomplishment.

About St. Joseph High School

St. Joseph High School (SJHS) provides a learning environment that embraces the Gospel values of the Roman Catholic faith and promotes a commitment to family and community. SJHS prepares young women and men to realize their potential, helps them to excel in higher education, and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives because where you go to high school matters. St Joseph High School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

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About National Merit Scholarship Corporation

NMSC, a not-for-profit corporation that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

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