Congratulations to the following Magnet High School students for being selected as Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program: Massimo Del Pizzo, Gayatri Ganesan, Daniel Matlin, Michael Matlin, Neil Mehta, Caitlin Moy, Varun Sangal, Jennifer Schug, and Yueling Xu. Over 1.6 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 PSAT. The Semifinalists are the highest scoring program participants in each state. They now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 90% of them are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. Good luck!
All Magnet students are to report on Thursday, September 6th directly to the Magnet High School auditorium. After a brief assembly, students will follow an abbreviated A/B day schedule along with participating in some school specific activities. Students will have the opportunity to meet with all of their teachers. On Friday, September 7th, students will follow a normal "A" day schedule.
Congratulations to the Union County Magnet High School math team which placed third in the state of New Jersey in the 41st Annual State Mathematics Contest sponsored by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey! The winning team members were Richard Wen, Allen D., Subhasish Mukherjee, Jeff Tan, Amanda Zhang, and Harsh Tiwary.
Richard individually placed first in the state with a perfect score. Allen, Subhasish, and Jeff individually placed second in the state, while Amanda and Harsh received an honorable mention award.
On December 13th, four teams from Union County Magnet High School competed at the TransOptions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge held at New Providence High School. The senior team made up of John Klikushin, Tyler Wright, and Thomas Han earned first place for speed. The team made up Varun Sangal, Daniel Matlin, Virendra Ghate, and Kara Jurczak earned first place for their documentation portfolio. Congratulations!
On December 8th, Union County Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Linda Carter and Alexander Mirabella recognized the recipients of the Susan Hudak Leadership Award at the 5th Annual Union County Student Training and Enrichment Program (UC STEP) Summit at Kean University in Union.
UC STEP is a daylong summit where sophomores and juniors from throughout Union County participate in hands-on activities focused on leadership, personal growth and civil engagement. More than 200 students from 22 high schools were divided into 11 groups and attended breakout sessions. One student from each group received the Susan Hudak Leadership Award.
Virendra Ghate, a Magnet High School junior, was recognized for the award representing the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools. Congratulations!
Read the NJIT news story below from the recent Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Physical Society meeting, where the contributions of Magnet HS students were highlighted and prominently recognized.
Magnet senior, Amanda Zhang, attended a competitive program at Yale University this past summer, which was coordinated by the Foundation for Teaching Economics. During the program, students explored the correlation between economics and leadership through rigorous and challenging activities. At the conclusion of the program, students were administered a rigorous examination designed to measure each student’s understanding of basic economic principles. Amanda placed among top performers at the level of Excellence. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the following Magnet High School students for being selected as Commended Students in the 2018 annual National Merit Scholarship Program: Cady Abood, Devan Blechinger-Slocum, Shefali Dahiya, Reema Dave, Thomas Han, Abigail Iheke, Shanli Jiang, John Klikushin, Jakub Legocki, Portia Shaheed, Matthew Shih, Anqi Xu, Mira Yang, Amanda Zhang, and Zhizhuo Zhou.
They are among 34,000 commended students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 PSAT. Congratulations!
The National Hispanic Recognition Program has named Magnet seniors Eric Colom and Matthew Diaz as National Hispanic Scholars. Established to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students, Eric and Matthew scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region. They received this prestigious honor as a result of their outstanding 2016 PSAT scores combined with their excellent GPAs. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the following Magnet High School students for being selected as Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program: Zachary Breit, Sabina J., Sydney P., Paul Seth, Kevin T., Richard Wen, and Berenice Zaslavsky. About 1.6 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT. The Semifinalists are the highest scoring program participants in each state. They now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 90% of them are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. Good luck!
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