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Sycamore High Recognizes National Merit Commended Scholars

Commended Scholars

Sycamore Community Schools is proud to announce 18 Sycamore High School seniors have been named Commended Scholars in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The distinction places them in the top three percent of U.S. high school seniors.

This year’s Commended Scholars include: Sydney Evans, John Folz, Benjamin Goodyear, Yasmine Guedira, Stephanie Hong, Matthew Isakson, Jodie Lawson, Israel Lorenzana, Annena Lundgren, Anne Marsh, Meera Nadathur, Anita Pan, Atit Pathak, Brad Rollins, Kyle Schroeder, Matthew Swartz, Ryan Tufts, and Nathan Zhang.

This group of Commended Scholars joins 16 other Sycamore High School seniors were recently named as National Merit Scholar semifinalists. The semifinalist group represent the top one percent of all U.S. high school seniors and have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 scholarships worth about $32 million.

This year, the National Merit Scholarship Program raised the cutoff score for each level of distinction. Commended Scholars had to achieve a national Selection Index score of 211 or higher on the PSAT, while National Merit Semifinalists had to score 219 or higher.

Abigail Hausfeld