City Times Staff
A Lincoln High School student has been named a commended student in the 2017 National Merit Program.
According to a news release, Lincoln Principal Ronald Rasmussen announced that 17-year-old Megan Wilhorn, of Vesper, will receive a letter of commendation from Lincoln, as well as the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. (NMSC)
About 34,000 commended students are being recognized throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for the National Merit Scholarship Awards, commended students are those who have placed among the top five percent of over 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“The young men and women being named commended students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a 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 this nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”