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Commended National Merit Scholar

TAIYLOR WILLIAMSON Jon Jee Staff Published: October 13, 2017 2:00 PM

Once again, at John Glenn High School, a student has been commended into the National Merit Scholarship. That student is Katie Alfman.

Beginning in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. To enter the program, high school students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which is the PSAT/NMSQT. This test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist. More than two-thirds of the high scorers receive letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Here at JGHS, there have been 18 finalist, 2 scholars, and 62 commended scholars, including Alfman.

Every ounce of hard work that Alfman has put into her academic career and her excellence in the classroom has finally paid off. Alfman is a great representative of JGHS, and it is amazing that she earned such impressive recognition.


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