Jamestown High School Principal Mike McElrath announced that Rishi Gupta and Christopher Haase have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
“This is a significant accomplishment for these young men and we look forward to watching them continue their success moving forward,” said Mr. McElrath. “The JHS community applauds these students, their parents, and the teachers who have supported them as they progressed through the Jamestown Public School system.”
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“The young men and women 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 the 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.”