Six LAHS Students Named 2017 National Merit Commended Students

LAHS students named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program pictured with Vice Principal Renee Dunwoody, Principal Brad Parker and Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, from left, Jennifer Esquibel, Emily Mercer, Irene Kwon and Louisa Belian. Not pictured are Malakai Coblentz and Faith Koh. Courtesy Photo
LAHS News:
Los Alamos High School Principal Brad Parker is pleased to announce that six students at the school have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit
Scholarship Program.
“We are very pleased to recognize the exceptional academic achievement of these students as demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the PSAT,” Parker said.
The students are Louisa Belian, Malakai Coblentz, Jennifer Esquibel, Faith Koh, Irene Kwon and Emily Mercer. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to these scholastically talented students during a reception earlier today.
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®).
“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.”