THS senior Patrick Samundsen recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – Tomahawk High School (THS) senior Patrick Samundsen was recently named a Commended Student in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.
THS Principal Ryan Huseby presented Samundsen with a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), which conducts the program, on Friday, Oct. 6.
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, approximately 1.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year.
“About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise,” the district said in a release. “Although they will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).”
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a spokesperson for NMSC stated. “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.”