Earlier in the month 13 GHS Students were named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. This week, the district announced 36 Greenwich High School students were named as NMS Commended Scholars.
Commended students are named based on a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists.
According to the NMS Program, there are about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation this year.
Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary PSAT/NMSQT.
“We are so proud of our National Merit Commended Students,” said Greenwich High School Principal Ralph Mayo. “These students are hardworking, talented and truly deserving of this prestigious recognition. I know our entire team at GHS shares in the excitement we have for them.”