St. Anthony High School senior Gillian Erickson has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. She will receive a Letter of Commendation from the school as well as from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
“Being named a Commended Student by the NMSC means she is among an elite group of high school seniors. St. Anthony’s High School is proud of her accomplishment,” said St. Anthony’s Principal Greg Fearday.
Around 34,000 high school students will be commended for their academic achievement. These students will no longer be in the running for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship awards, however are placed in the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition. Students enter by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said 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.”
A St. Anthony High School representative said that the school is proud to have Erickson’s academic accomplishment highlighted on the national level.