Kennett High School Announces Ten National Merit Commended Students

Dr. Jeremy Hritz, Kennett High School principal, is proud to announce that seniors David Diokno, Chase Harris, Emma Henderson, Sydney Lillard, Gavin Maxwell, Ryan Myers, Emma Schmidt, Swithin Shortlidge, Haylie Silbernagel, and Leah Wardwell have been named National Merit Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the high school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has been presented by Dr. Hritz 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.”