Seniors Chloe G. and Anne K. Earn National Merit Honors

Seniors Chloe G. and Anne K. received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their exceptional academic promise in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, Head of School Cathy McGehee announced Friday.
Anne and Chloe placed among the top 5 percent of the more than 1.6 million students from 22,000 high schools who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of those high scorers, about 34,000 receive letters of commendation.
 
National Merit Commended Scholars are selected from the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit® Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
 
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1955 to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, which includes scholarships underwritten by NMSC and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions.
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