St. Paul senior named a Commended Student by national merit corporation

Published on Friday, 16 October 2020 15:33


BRISTOL – Emma Schatz, a member of St. Paul Catholic High School’s Class of 2021, has been named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

A Burlington resident, she was among the top 3% of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2019 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT/NMSQT.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program,” Schatz said. “I’d be remiss if I failed to thank my teachers at St. Paul for the hard work that they do to prepare and support their students.”

“I’d also like to thank my dad...for the $10 he said he’d give me if I mentioned him,” she joked.

The NMSC said in a statement that those being named “Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. They 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.”

Cary Dupont, Class of 1972, president/chief administrator of St. Paul, is also very proud of Schatz.

“We are all extremely proud of Emma and her academic development; she’s a great role model and represents the very best of St. Paul,” Dupont said in a press release.

Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 16 October 2020 15:33. Updated: Friday, 16 October 2020 15:36.