Platte Canyon High School senior Heidi Sussenbach has been named a commended student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A letter of commendation from the school and the NMSP, which conducts the program, was presented to Sussenbach Sept. 20.
About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2118 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The commended student award was presented in recognition of the fact that Sussenbach placed among the top four percent of all students who took the exam.
“Those being named commended students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “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 this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”