Northwest NEWS

October 22, 2001


Cedarcrest students in 2002 merit program

Cedarcrest students Annie Ehler and Christina Olson have been named Commended Students in the 2002 National Merit Scholarship Program, Principal Clarence Lavarias has announced.
   A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.
   Being recognized for their exceptional academic promise are a total of about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation.
   Although they will not continue in the 2002 competition for Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than one million students who entered the 2002 competition by taking the 2000 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
   "The young men and women named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding academic potential by their performance in our very competitive Merit Program," commented a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Corporation. "In a nation that values excellence, it is important to publicly honor scholastically talented youth and acknowledge the role schools play in nurturing their development. We hope this recognition will augment the educational opportunities of Commended Students and encourage all students to strive to realize their potential."