Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

The principal, Carol C. Kelsall, of Garden Spot High School announced today that Jordan R. Sellers and Rebecca Cox have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National merit Scholarship Program.  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 students.

 About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2012 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed amount the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women being named 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”

Jordan Sellers son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Sellers of Denver

Rebecca Cox daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Cox of Ephrata