HCHS Students Commended In National Merit Program

Brandon Goehri and Maya Crowder, Hazelwood Central High School, have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), about 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  As Commended Students, Goehri and Crowder placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

According to the NMSC, recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation. The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in the highly competitive program.

Dr. Cheryol Mitchell, principal at HCHS, said she is proud of the students. “These two students are leaders in the classroom and in the community.  They also stand out as leaders among their classmates,” said Mitchell. “I am very proud of them and excited that they were selected. We have come to expect a lot from them.”

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