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Byram Hills Senior Kathryn Petlyuk Wins National Merit Scholarship

Byram Hills Senior Kathryn Petlyuk Wins National Merit ScholarshipCongratulations to Byram Hills senior Kathryn Petlyuk for being a recipient of the 2021 National Merit Scholarship.

Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors a select few academically talented students from across the United States. Students chosen for this award are high achieving, motivated, and contribute to their school and community Kathryn is an exemplary student and a brilliant young individual,'' said Byram Hills High School Counselor, Mr. Gary McCarthy.  He stated, “After three decades in school counseling, I have rarely had the privilege to work with a student as insightful, intellectually gifted, and as deeply devoted to family, friends, peers, and her community as Kathryn.  I know she will accomplish great things in the future.”

In addition to her stellar academic success, Kathryn is a competitive varsity athlete.  She is a member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Program and tutors younger peers in mathematics and Russian.  Kathryn has been accepted to several prestigious colleges and is interested in pursuing her studies in the field of engineering.

Byram Hills High School is proud to recognize Kathryn’s outstanding accomplishments and contributions to her school and community.   Scholarship recipients receive $2,500 toward their freshman year college tuition.