Students Commended by National Merit Scholarship Program
Matthew Avera of Catonsville and four students at Western Tech receive distinction from national scholarship program.
Five area students received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program, according to their schools.
The students include Catonsville resident Matthew Avara, a senior at Archbishop Curley High School; and Christian Stafford, Farhaan Khalik, Brandon Pryor and Obinna Iregbu of Western School of Technology and Environmental Sciences.
The commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 exam, according to the program.
Nine students from Mount de Sales Academy also received Letters of Commendation from the program.