La Salle seniors Brigid Hanley '19, Ting-Chien Huang '19, and Lenora Mathis '19 have been commended by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in recognition of their "outstanding academic promise" based on their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT®.
Only 3.3 percent of the 1.6 million high school students who took the tests as juniors last year earned the distinction of being "commended" by the National Merit Corp.
Though the three Lasallians will not continue in the National Merit® Scholarship competition, they will become candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that started in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT®.