Seneca Principal Brad Bauer (center) Presents Seniors Evan Sturges (left) and Carter Scheimreif (right) Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program (Photo provided)
Seneca High School is celebrating the accomplishments of seniors Carter Scheimreif and Evan Sturges who have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
“The Seneca Family is proud to present Evan and Carter with these Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program,” noted Seneca Principal Brad Bauer. “Our Seneca Family is extremely proud of both of them for their dedication to learning and for representing Seneca’s academic prowess on a national stage,” Bauer emphasized.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
“This honor means a lot to me,” noted Scheimreif. “On a personal level it reminds me of my potential – and it highlights my value for colleges as well,” he explained. Scheimreif also noted that he was happy he’d invested time studying for the SAT the summer before his sophomore year.
“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.”
The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,850 students from eight communities in Burlington County.
The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland.
The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 97.4% and an average combined SAT score of 1139.
A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.