Commended Scholars

Commended Scholars

Over 1.5 million students took the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). In April, NMSQT identified the 50,000 highest scores and notified their high schools. Some 16,000 of those high performers were designated Semifinalists on a state representational basis. The other 34,000 high performers are now being named Commended Students based on their National Selection Index Score. We have five students that qualified as Commended Scholars based on their PSAT/NMSQT score last October: 

  • Joseph Doktor
  • Evelyn Detwiler
  • Zoe Patin
  • Lillian Butler
  • Mary Custodio

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 340 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.