Four Chesterton High School seniors have been named commended students in
the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Those students are Matthew C. Lutze, Kristen N. Homme, Joshua J. DeVries and
Andrew R. Ralph.
A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship
Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by CHS
Principal Jeff Van Drie to these scholastically talented seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized
for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in
the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended
Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students
who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSATINMSQT¨).
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated
outstanding potential for academic success,” commented an NMSC spokesperson.
“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.”