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NHS National Merit Scholarship Commended Students Named

Published: October 06, 2018 at 07:00 am

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Seven of the eight Newtown High School students who earned Commended Student recognition from the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program were present for an October 2 announcement made by Principal Kimberly Longobucco, right. Students from left are Michael Yu, Danika Rasmussen, Audrey Benson, Hailey Pankow, Stephanie Cobb, Robert Morrill, and Justin Kahn. Commended Student Jetson Ku is not pictured. —Bee Photo, Hallabeck

Newtown High School Principal Dr Kimberly Longobucco celebrated eight students who have earned Commended Student recognition from the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program at the school on October 2.

Students Audrey Benson, Stephanie Cobb, Justin Kahn, Jetson Ku, Robert Morrill, Hailey Pankow, Danika Rasmussen, and Michael Yu all received the honor for demonstrating outstanding performance on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The students were gathered in the school’s guidance department for the announcement. Dr Longobucco shared her congratulations with each of the students for the accomplishment as gathered school administrators and guidance counselors clapped and cheered for the students.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 34,000 high performance test takers were named as Commended Students nationally. Each of the students receive a letter of commendation for the accomplishment.

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