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National Merit commended scholars

National Merit Scholarship Program 10/15/2018 -- Nineteen Parkway seniors were named commended in the National Merit Scholarship Program.


This year, about 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT received letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named semifinalists in their respective states. Although commended students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. Learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Program here.


The Parkway students and their schools are:


Central High

Divya Minnaganti

Yerin (April) Moon

Max Oleksa

Nambi Porchezhian

Mazan Umar

Shoshana Weinstein

Brandon Yu


North High

Hannah Maher

Bryn Sentnor


South High

Henry Kasten

Madeline McPherson

Josef Schmitz

Melody Walkenhorst

Grace Wang


West High

Anthony Galanti

Peyton Gaskill

Jadith Henley

Nina Maitra

Vannia Ung