LHS Announces National Merit Commended Student

LHS Announces National Merit Commended Student

LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES COMMENDED STUDENT IN THE 2018 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Congratulations to Rachel Baril for being named a National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student!  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“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 on their pursuit of academic success.”

“We are proud of Rachel’s award as a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program,” said Christen.  “Rachel is an exceptional student and I know she will continue to find academic success in future endeavors. She truly embodies what it means to be a Lutheran High School Gryphon.”