HHS Seniors Earn Honors In Scholarship Contest

Howell High School Seniors Named Commended Students in 2021 Nation Merit Scholarship Program
Posted on 10/23/2020
Howell Public Schools Logo10/23/20 - Three Howell High School seniors have all earned honors in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students, Alexander De La Iglesia, Ann Ketchum, and Alyssa Peterson were all named Commended Students. To honor his achievement, the students were presented with a Letter of Commendation from Howell High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). While Commended students will not continue in the 2021 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, they have placed in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“At Howell High School and Howell Public Schools, we are very proud of Alexander, Ann and Alyssa for being named a Commended Students, said Jason Schrock, Howell High School principal. “Having one of the top 50,000 scores out of more than 1.5 million tests taken his a very honorable achievement.”

About the National Merit Scholarship Program
To participate in the National Merit Scholarship program, a student must take the PSAT/NMSQT and meet the program entry requirements. Of the more than 1.5 million entrants in the 2021 program, 34,000 students were named Commended Students, and 16,000 advanced as semifinalists in the program.
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