Kara Mackie and and Liam Kenney can be added to the list of students who received letters of commendation for their outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.
Norton High School principal Meghan Lafayette and the school counselors presented the letter to these students, who received their commendation letters in September for the PSAT’s they took last year as juniors. They join Matthew Carlin and Margaret Morris. The letter reads as follows:
“This letter of commendation signifies your designation as a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Your high selection index places you among the top 50,000 of over 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 National Merit Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). All of us associated with the program join officials of your high school in congratulating you for your excellent performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.
“You are among about 34,000 commended students nationwide who have shown exceptional academic promise. Only the 16,000 higher scoring program participants who qualified as semifinalists will continue in the competition for merit scholarship awards. However, your performance on the qualifying test was outstanding and recognition as a commended student is a credit to you, your performance and your high school.
“The degree of success you achieve in the future will depend upon you - your use of abilities and perseverance toward the goals you set for yourself. We offer you the best wishes with the hope that being named a commended student in the National Merit Program will broaden your horizons and encourage you to develop your potential to the fullest.”