JCA senior Zachary Bertino named Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

JCA president/principal Dr. Jeffrey Budz announced today that senior Zachary Bertino has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior. 

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“Zachary has demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said JCA admissions and communications director Ryan Quigley. “Students like Zachary represent a valuable community and national resource; recognizing his accomplishment is vital to the advancement of educational excellence at Joliet Catholic Academy, in our community, and across our nation. We hope that this recognition broadens Zachary’s educational opportunities and encourages him on his pursuit towards academic excellence in college and beyond.” 

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