Seven Chesterton High School students have been named commended students in
the 2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program.
Those students are Nathan V. Finke, Andrew J. Kearney, Joseph V. Pejril,
David P. Rowe, Jacqueline A. Santos, Hannah Van Drie and Spencer D. Wright.
A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship
Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by CHS
Principal James Goetz 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 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended
Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students
who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSATINMSQT®).
"Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the
advancement of educational excellence within our nation," commented an NMSC
spokesperson. "The young people recognized as Commended Students represent
some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their
outstanding performance in our highly competitive program. We sincerely hope
this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and
motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement."