A Howland High School senior has been recognized for his exceptional academic promise after receiving one of the highest scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Out of 1.6 million students who completed the exam in 2017, Robert Moosally has one of 50,000 students who was identified as having one of the top scores. For his achievement, Moosally has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the national are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. The other 16,000 students go on to compete in the Merit Scholarship competition.
Moosally took the PSAT test during his sophomore and junior years in an effort to to prepare for the SAT. The practice served him well. On his first attempt at the SAT, Moosally scored a 1540, earning a perfect 800 in the math category.
Currently, Moosally is looking at colleges. He hopes to major in computer science so that he can fulfill his career aspirations of becoming the director of an IT department. At Howland High School, his favorite course is programming. Outside of class, Moosally serves as the co-president of Interact. He is a member of the National Honor Society. Moosally plays the trumpet in the high school marching band. He is a member of the concert band and has played in the music pit for the school musical.