Lutheran High School West News Article

Two Students Named National Merit Commended Students

Lutheran High School West announces that seniors Madison Kiraly and Devin Headrick have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be 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 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."

Lutheran West Principal Mike Waugh '02 states, "We are so proud of Madison and Devin and their achievements in academics as Lutheran West students. Their futures are bright, and we as a school community look forward to seeing how God uses their incredible talents."

For more information on the National Merit Scholarship Program, click here

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