Three M-W students selected as National Merit Scholarship Program ‘Commended Students'

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:10

    Central Valley - Nicholas Mitchell, Megan Scully and Grace Yoo have been named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program, Monroe-Woodbury High School Principal David Bernsley announced this week. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2011 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2011 competition by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “Recognition of high-achieving students is essential to advancing educational excellence in our nation,” a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation said. “The young men and women named Commended Students represent some of the most academically talented students in our country. We sincerely hope this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of academic success.”