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Northwest Catholic Celebrates Commended Students in 2018 National Merit Program
Posted 09/26/2017 02:05PM

Two Northwest Catholic High School students have been recognized as Commended Students by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Bridget Murphy of West Hartford and Eliza Wizner of Wethersfield are among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT/NMSQT. This year approximately 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized for their tremendous academic potential as demonstrated through this national exam.

NWC President and Head of School congratulated the students this morning. “We are so thrilled for Bridget Murphy and Eliza Wizner for being named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.” Cashman continued, “This national recognition speaks to the quality of their academic performance, but we who know them are most proud of the excellent young women of leadership they have become at NWC. Bridget and Eliza are universally respected by adults and peers alike for their work ethic, their involvement in our school’s life of faith and service, and their model of excellence in the classroom.”

Northwest Catholic’s Class of 2018 has one Semifinalist, two Commended Students, and two National Hispanic Scholars.

Students eligible for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program will take the PSAT/NMSQT October 11, 2017. To learn more about the program, visit To learn more about Northwest Catholic’s academic and college preparatory programs, visit

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