Sarah Rapacz Named National Merit Commended Student

National MeritPadua Franciscan High School senior Sarah Rapacz ’17 was recognized as a National Merit Commended Student.

A letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was recently presented to Rapacz by Principal David Stec.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

A NMSC spokesperson stated, “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. 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.”