In addition to the ten SPA National Merit Semifinalists named in early September, ten additional members of the Class of 2022 have earned National Merit recognition as Commended Students. Congratulations to Kevin Chen, Margaret Fields, Noa Gross, Per Johnson, Naci Konar-Steenberg, Grant Mortenson, Andrew Rose, Kai Sih, Samuel Zelazo, and Milo Zelle who were recognized with National Merit Commended Student honors. The 20 seniors who have been honored this year by National Merit--ten Semifinalists and ten Commended Students--represent 19% of the Class of 2022.
Commended Students are selected based on achievement on the PSAT, taken in the junior year. "Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," said a spokesperson for the National Merit competition. "We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."