More than 1.5 million students took the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last October and entered the National Merit Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
Vermillion High School Principal Curt Cameron has announced that Samuel E. Jensen and Kayla M. Thompson have been named commended students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), 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 and are eligible for institutional, foundation and corporate scholarships.
As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program, the young men and women named commended students represent some of the most academically talented students in our country.