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Class of 2019 Boasts 20 National Merit Scholars!

Hudson City Schools - Hudson High School is proud to share the names of 20 seniors who have been identified as National Merit Scholars in the Class of 2019.


Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation conducts a scholarship program intended to encourage and recognize academic excellence. Students enter the program by taking the PSAT in their junior year in the month of October. Over 22,000 high school across the nation administer the test annually with over 1.6 million juniors taking the test.


National Merit recognizes the highest 50,000 scores across the nation; the top 16,000 are entered into the National Merit competition as Semi-Finalist. This year, four seniors in the Class of 2019 earned National Merit Semi-Finalist standing: Yuhan Kim, Kelly Ross, Isabel Wu, and Wendell Wu. Less than 1% of each state’s graduating seniors’ test scores earn this distinction.


The other 34,000 students are identified as National Merit Commended Scholars. Hudson High School has 16 students who are named as Commended Scholars. These students are typically in the top 95% of all students who take the test: Katherine Roegner, Nina Venkatesh, Claire Kim, Serina Gogusoglu, Caroline Funk, Teagan Poleykett, Alexander Liesen, Robert Searson, John Lehman, Holly Pappano, Harrsha Congivaram,Ryan Conkling, Kyle Gluntz, Sofia Cosentino, Michael Carey, and Thomas Myers.