ECHS Charlotte Student Receives National Recognition

Oct 2, 2013

Diane Juneau, Principal of Edison Collegiate High School – Charlotte announced today that Nicholas M. Montoya has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Montoya received a ‘Letter of Commendation’ from ECHS - Charlotte and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  He will also be honored during the Senior Awards night on May 8, 2014. 

“All of the students here at ECHS Charlotte work very hard and it is so rewarding for us when they are recognized for their efforts,” said Juneau.  “In addition to receiving his high school diploma in May, Nick will also receive his AA degree from Edison State College, and he plans to study physics when he starts his University courses.  We are very proud of Nick, who is very deserving of this honor.”

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).  (Courtesy of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation)

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

ECHS Charlotte is designed to provide students of all ability levels an opportunity to graduate with both a high school degree and an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from Edison State College.  The transformational teaching methods used provide an engaging learning environment and opportunities for all students to receive additional educational resources through the high school and Edison State College.   Students enjoy small class sizes and individualized attention at ECHS since the school has a maximum of 400 students, 100 per grade from nine through 12.  For more information about Edison Collegiate High School Charlotte County visit

Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and ranked nationally as one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Serving more than 24,000 students per year regionally, nationally, and internationally, students are also active in a wide variety of clubs and programs that cater to their interests. Nationally, Edison State is ranked 45th among associate degree producers and 26th for its prestigious associate producing Nursing program.