TRM students receive National Merit commended student recognition

Published 7:46 pm Monday, October 3, 2005

By Staff
Staff reports
Donnie Rotch, principal of T.R. Miller High School, announced that Nathan Pendergrass, Haley Rilling and Garrett Shelburne have been named Commended Students in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal 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 2006 competition for Merit awards, Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than one million students who entered the 2006 competition by taking the 2004 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
A spokesperson for the National Merit Program said, "It is important to acknowledge the attainments of academically talented students and to credit schools for the key role they play in their development. We hope the recognition received by these able young men and women who are commended in this rigorous, nationwide competition will encourage them to take advantage of opportunities for higher education and diligently pursue their professional goals."

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