39 students named National Merit Commended Scholars

Thirty-nine high school students from Dublin City Schools have been named Commended Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The announcement comes soon after the District learned it has the most National Merit Scholar Semifinalists (32), of any district in Ohio for the third straight year.

Our Commended Scholars are: James Bartman, Nicolas Beckman, Carl Buford, Srishti Bungle, Prathyusha Chintalapudi, Sophia Elia, Yoshinobu Fujikake, Ream Gebrekidan, Joy Guo, Cydney Howard, Pradnya Karne, Zoe Kington, Jenna Leuzinger, Joseph Lin, Rushil Madan, Preethika Muniyappa, Shashank Muniyappa, Mukund Nadimpally, Nathan Obert, Ilona Ovestrud, Srujan Pandari, Sun Je Park, Shaan Patel, Ananya Rangavajla, Allison Rhule, Raghav Saini, Laura Schwantes, Andrew Shen, Dianne Shi, Matthew Stein, Ruilang Sun, Peter Sung, Mukund Tarimala, Anna Wang, Josh Weible, Wensy Xie, Jennifer Yang, Sean Yu, Angel Zhang.

In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit® Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

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