Lasallians Elliot Hansen ‘21, David Jensen ‘21, and Benjamin Scott-Lewis ‘21 have been named National Merit Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The honor goes to students who score in the approximately top 3 percent of the 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors in the fall of 2019. According to the National Merit program, Letters of Commendation go to students in recognition of their outstanding ability and potential for academic success in college.
Although students who are commended do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, many become candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
In addition to the three Commended Students, the National Merit program named Charles Metzler-Gilbertz '21, Tim Crimmins '21, and Otso Barron '21 as semifinalists.