Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Seven National Merit Commended Students Recognized


Burlington High School is pleased to announce that the following students have been named Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program:

Katherine M. Baker
Brianna T. Gainley
Andrew B. Maurer
Kevin D. Parker
Namank Shah
Maithreyi Shankar
Rachel Xue

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the programwas presented 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 2010 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2010 competition by taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“Recognition of academically talented students is essential to advancing educational excellence in our nation,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program, the young men and women named Commended Students represent come 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.”

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