GHS students commended in 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Greencastle High School Principal Russ Hesler has announced that two GHS seniors, Colin Dombrowski and Katherine Parsons, have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Greencastle High School seniors Katherine Parsons and Colin Dombrowski are congratulated by GHS Principal Russ Hesler after they were named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Parsons and Dombrowski are displaying the letters of commendation presented by Hesler Wednesday in the GHS library. Banner Graphic/ERIC BERNSEE

Dombrowski is the son of Chris and Jill Dombrowski, Greencastle.

Parsons is the daughter of Scott Parsons and Michele Villinski, Greencastle.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Hesler to the seniors.

An estimated 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed 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 young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," an NMSC spokesperson commented. "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."

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  • Congrats!

    -- Posted by talkymom3 on Thu, Sep 24, 2015, at 1:48 PM
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