Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco Prep students earn National Merit Commendation

| 08 Jun 2020 | 12:40

Don Bosco Prep is proud to announce that Aidan Bele has been named a National Merit Scholar, and Gabriel Montalvo-Zotter and Jeremy Moynihan have been named as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.

The National Merit Scholarship Program tested 1.6 million entrants on the 2019 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards as well as all other requirements.

National Merit Scholar Aidan Bele of Warwick is part of Don Bosco Prep’s Engineering Pathway and is captain and head programmer of the Varsity Robotics team, which qualified this year for the New Jersey state championship. He is Mission Club president, Spanish Honors Society president, writer/editor for Ironman Newspaper and Gaming Club treasurer.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Math and English honors societies. He is a 3rd dan degree black belt in taekwondo. Aidan will attend Northeastern University, majoring in computer engineering.

Gabe Montalvo-Zotter of Chester is president of Don Bosco Prep’s chapter of the National Honor Society and a member of the national Math and English honor societies. He completed a special Biotechnology Laboratory Skills Honors course this year with Dr. Tim Stoller. He is an active member of the Sustain 350 and Gaming Clubs, and a member of the fencing team for four years. He will attend Cornell University as a chemistry and chemical biology major.

Jeremy Moynihan of Pearl River has volunteered for all four years assisting children with special needs through two organizations, Buddy Ball and Sensory Tae-Kwon-Do. He will be attending the University of Notre Dame and plans to double major in classics and economics.