Fourteen Students Earn National Merit Commended Recognition
Posted Sep 26 2012
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that 14 academically talented Baylor seniors have been named commended students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and the NMSC was presented to Parker Diamond, Chase Dixon, Charlotte Ector, Emily Hamblen, Eric Heikkenen, Brian Holland, Matthew Johnson, Alice Jones, Nate Oliver, Charlotte Sandercock, Jeffrey Shibata, Jacob Wirz, Alanna Bouloy, and Sarah Bush.
Additionally, boarding students Beck Chen and Eugene Park scored high enough on the PSAT to qualify as the school's thirteenth and fourteenth Commended Students, but international students are not eligible for the competition.
The commended students, cited for “exceptional academic promise,” placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary
“The young men and women named commended students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said an NMSC spokesperson. “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.”