Several Chesterton High School Students Honored for Academic Success

Students-honored-for-academic-successSix Chesterton High School seniors have been named commended students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Those students are Logan L. Haussman, Joseph D. Horn, Christopher A. Krause, Mary K. Miller, AnneMarie J. Radzik and Galen G. Wong. 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 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 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.”

National Achievement Scholarship Program Outstanding Participant
The National Achievement Scholarship Program announced that Chesterton High School senior, Ronneice U. Williams, is among some 3,100 Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement® Scholarship Program being referred to U.S. colleges and universities. These students scored in the top three (3) percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSATINMSQT®). Her name, high school, and tentative college major choices are being sent to about 1,500 colleges and universities.

Outstanding participants being referred to higher education institutions have shown academic promise but will not continue in the competition for Achievement Scholarship® awards.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated in 1964 specifically to honor academically promising Black American high school students. The scholarship competition is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which also conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program that is open to all U.S. high school students.