Hudson School student commended

10/9/2008 Press Release:

The student may not live in Hoboken – but attends The Hudson School!

2009 National Merit Scholarship Program

hoboken-hudson-school-commendment.jpgSuellen Newman, director of The Hudson School in Hoboken, NJ, announced today that Cameron Stewart, the son of Sharon and Ford Stewart of Maplewood, NJ, has been named a Commended Student in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented senior by Gene L. Noce, college counselor, at a school assembly.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

Although they will not continue in the 2009 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2009 competition by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“Recognition of academically talented students and the key role played by schools in their development is essential to the pursuit of educational excellence in our nation,”
commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “The young people named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding academic potential by their strong performance in this highly competitive program. We hope that this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and that they will continue to diligently pursue their professional goals.”


The Hudson School, grades 5-12, founded in 1978, is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. An Open House will take place on Saturday, October 18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Students interested in applying for admission are invited to take an admission test, the preliminary step in the admissions process. Testing will take place for prospective high school students on Saturday, October 25 and Saturday, November 1 at 1 p.m. Prospective middle school students are invited to take the test on Saturday, December 6 and Saturday, December 13 at 1 p.m. For further information about the school, parents may call 201-769-8335 or visit

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Congrats to the student and the school. Great news!