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September 28, 2015

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MRH HS Student Named “Commended Student”

MRH High School student Ellen Von Zur Muehlen, has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students place among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC's scholarship programs are:

• To promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
• To shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
• To stimulate increased support from organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent

“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.”

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.