For Immediate Public Release
COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2021 NATIONAL MERIT® SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Principal, James Cartnal, of La Canada High School announced today that the below named students have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be sent 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 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 Million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
“Those 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 their pursuit of academic success.”
Please join the entirety of the La Canada High School faculty, staff, administration and student body in congratulating our students on this wonderful achievement.
Commended Scholars in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program
Pablo Backer Peral
Hee Yong Chung
Arianna De La Torre Roehl