Ten Pittsford Central School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship Program winners. They were chosen from more than 15,000 finalists, including Mendon High School students Connie Chen and Gabriella Commisso who were among the fewer than 1% of the nation’s high school seniors to advance to the finalist level.
PCSD 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program Winners
Pittsford Mendon High School
Pittsford Sutherland High School
The 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program winners were among an initial pool of 1.6 million U.S. students who took the PSAT/NMSQT, a qualifying test, to compete for approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.
The National Merit Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors who appraised information submitted by both the finalists and their high schools, including academic records and the difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; standardized test scores; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; student essays; and a recommendation written by a high school official.