Commended Parsippany Resident 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Student at Mount St. Dominic Academy

Head of School Sister Fran Sullivan, OP, Alyssa Sebastian, and Director of School and College Counseling John Galka, M.A. Ed.

PARSIPPANY — Sister Fran Sullivan, OP, Head of School at Mount St. Dominic Academy, announced that Parsippany resident Alyssa Sebastian ’19 has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“The young men and women 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.”

Alyssa is pictured with Head of School Sister Fran Sullivan, OP and Director of School and College Counseling John Galka, M.A. Ed. The Mount is proud of Alyssa’s accomplishment and wishes her continued success this year and in her college endeavors.

Mount St. Dominic Academy, established by the Sisters of St. Dominic in Caldwell, New Jersey, is a Catholic college preparatory school, dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Since 1892, The Mount has been empowering young women in the Dominican tradition.

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