National Merit Commended Students

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The district is proud to announce that four Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students were named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Receiving a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, students Matthew Anekstein, Solomon Choi, Kaitlyn Corazzata and Trevor Lochan placed in the top five percent of 1.5 million students recognized for their outstanding scholastic achievements.

Along with their continuous dedication to academics, each Commended Student actively participates in extracurricular activities, school clubs and community service projects. These well-rounded students plan to continue their academic careers and will apply to some of the most prestigious colleges in the nation, including Pennsylvania State University, Cornell University, Duke University and Julliard.

To qualify for this honor, each Commended Student entered in the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/ Nation Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Throughout the nation, 34,000 Commended Students were acknowledged for their exceptional academic promise.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a spokesperson for NMSC. “We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”