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A look at school activities, updates and events in and around the Leonia Public Schools.  
Issue 1 2016-2017

Message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents, Staff, Students and the Leonia and Edgewater Community:

The words are simple and come from the heart – thank you, thank you, thank you!

Your support this week, when one of our students needed you the most, was outstanding and so wonderfully typical of what it means to live and work in Leonia and Edgewater. We, as a school community, could not be more fortunate to call you friend and supporter.

Thank you so much for the phone calls and emails, for the “how do I help?”, and “what do you need?”

Most of all, thank you for making our school community part of your family.

Best wishes,
Joanne Megargee

GOOD NEWS FROM LHS!

COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Principal, Edward A. Bertolini, of Leonia High School announced today that Naomi Cruz, Casey Kammerman, Michelle Y. Kang, Julian S. Pecht, Nithya Selvaraj, Xiangyue Wang and Toby Yun have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 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.”