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DHS and MVHS Seniors receive National Merit Scholarship Commendation

Sara Murphy and Mason Laney, seniors at De Soto High School, and Mill Valley High School seniors Aiden Burke, Grace Emerson and Noah Webber, all received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“Those being names 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.”

Congratulations to these five seniors!

DHS National Merit 2021
From left: Sara Murphy and Mason Laney, seniors at De Soto High School

MVHS National Merit 2021
From left: Grace Emerson, Noah Webber and Aiden Burke; seniors at Mill Valley High School