30 Saint Ignatius seniors recognized as National Merit scholars

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By TIMOTHY DOMZALSKI ‘17

National Merit Semifinalists
Aaron Abele
Conor Bush
Matthew French
Severyn Kushmeliuk
Joey Gutbrod
Philip Patterson
Patrick Ryan
Nathan Schwartz
Ryan Vollmer.

Commended Students
Justin Boes
Kevin Callanan
Anthony Chin-Wing
Lodge Dils
John Draves
Peter Fabe
Thomas Getty
Nicholas Hiti
Adam Kaye
Peter Koncelik
Christian Lee
Chase Miller
Brendan Mitchell
Thomas Napoli
Ben Napolitan
Braydon Nelson
David Nguyen
David Pietrow
Joseph Sierputowski
Samuel Smucny
Ian Williamson

During this academic year, thirty seniors were recognized as National Merit Scholars. Although slightly less as opposed to last year, St. Ignatius still put forth a strong showing in the category of total scholars. In order to be awarded this great honor, juniors perform exceptionally on the PSAT.
A student can either be designated as a Commended Student or a National Merit Semifinalist. This year, Ignatius had 9 Semifinalists and 21 Commended Students.

The Semifinalists will continue to work to hopefully earn a scholarship, all sponsored by the NMSC, or the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Aside from their success in the classroom and on the PSAT, these thirty men manage to partake in a combined 83 extracurricular activities, 21 service initiatives, and 16 varsity level sports.

National Merit Scholar Joey Gutbrod ‘17, who is also a varsity baseball player and editor of The Eye, says, “It’s an honor to be recognized by the National Merit Foundation, especially alongside all of these really cool and smart guys.”

If you see these men in the hallways, please give them a hearty congratulation on their outstanding academic achievements!