Posted by boston.com October 5, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Malden Catholic High School:
Malden Catholic High School announced today that two seniors have been named as Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented young men.
Malden Catholic’s Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program Include:
Malden: Peter Melendez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melendez
Melrose: Zachary Zahner, son of Drs. Evan Zahner and Lea Fasano
Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
“The young men named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding academic potential by their strong performance in this nationally competitive program,” said Edward C. Tyrrell, Malden Catholic Headmaster. “This recognition is well-deserved, and we know that these students will continue to diligently pursue their educational goals and make their parents and communities proud.”
About Malden Catholic
For more than eighty years, Malden Catholic High School has maintained a tradition of leading students to achieve academic excellence in a Catholic, familial atmosphere. Annually, 99 percent of Malden Catholic graduates attend college. The Class of 2013 applied to 238 colleges and universities distributed across forty states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Graduates last year received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $19 million. Recognized for its dedicated faculty, challenging curriculum, spiritual guidance, social outreach, and championship caliber athletic programs, Malden Catholic educates young men from more than 40 communities surrounding Boston. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Further information on the school may be found at www.maldencatholic.org