Seven students from West Hartford’s Kingswood Oxford School, including several West Hartford residents, earned commended status in the 2018 National Merit Scholar Program.
Submitted by Jackie Pisani, Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford School received more good news from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The following seven students were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Program:
- Michael Goldschlager of Avon
- Aparajita Kashyap of West Hartford
- Harold Krause of West Hartford
- Gabrielle Ruban of Farmington
- Emma Smith of West Hartford
- Varun Tankala of South Windsor
- Patrick Taylor of Glastonbury
Recognized for their academic promise, 34,000 students in this country have been honored with this distinction. These students will not continue for the National Merit Scholarship awards, however, they placed among the top five percent of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT.
The preeminent independent co-ed, college preparatory day school in Greater Hartford, Kingswood Oxford School is located just steps from Blue Back Square and West Hartford Center. The school serves 508 students in grades 6-12 from 62 surrounding towns in Connecticut, western Massachusetts and China. A KO education fosters confident communicators, innovative problem solvers and ethical leaders.