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6 Named Commended Scholars

Congratulations to six Highland High School seniors who are among the 34,000 students to be named Commended Scholars in the Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are now eligible to become candidates for special scholarships provided by corporate and business sponsors. They include the following:

  • Austin Addington, son of Jim and Shawna Addington of Sharon Township
  • Maria Davis, daughter of Calvin and Tina Davis of Montville Township
  • Peter Marinelli, son of Gregory Marinelli and Kimberly Davey of Granger Township
  • Connor Oviatt, son of Chad and Marianne Oviatt of Sharon Township
  • Lauren Webb, daughter of Jeremy and Stacy Webb of Montville Township
  • Jonathan Wuchter, son of Gerald Wuchter and Kimberly Blair of Sharon Township

Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. These students are among the more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers who received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. An enduring goal of NMSC’s scholarship programs is to shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education.

Pictured from left are Connor Oviatt, Jonathan Wuchter, Maria Davis, Austin Addington, Lauren Webb and Peter Marinelli.

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