Bob Schantz, HS director, announced this week that nine seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program: Aliza Adhami, Vannessa Case, Curtis Hoffman, Tripp Kauffman, Christian Kreiger, Caitlin Pavelec, Jacob Rockey, Morgan Rolland and Ross Warshauer.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Canterbury finalists in the competition will be announced at a later date.
''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."