Barnegat’s Dylan Corbett a ‘Commended Student’

Oct 04, 2017

Barnegat High School senior Dylan Corbett was recently named a commended student as part of the National Merit Scholarship program.

High school Principal Steven Nichol said Corbett was being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by his outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry. He said more than 1.6 million students took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October. Of that group, 34,000 high performers are now being named commended students on the basis of a national selection index score.

Although commended students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

“For Dylan, this is an outstanding accomplishment as part of a prestigious, nationally recognized program,” said Nichol. “The high school congratulates him.”

The qualifying test focuses on reading, language, writing and math skills. Of a maximum score of 1,600, Corbett scored 1,420.

“He has been a straight A student since he was in kindergarten,” said his mother, Lisa St. Pierre. “It’s been six years since the school has had a commended student.”

She said after graduation in June, he’s looking to enroll in a college or university and major in biomedical engineering.

“I don’t know what school I’ll be attending yet,” said Corbett, a member of the varsity lacrosse team. “I’m pleased with this honor, and I’m going to continue to work hard in my senior year.”  —E.E.

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