Potsdam Central students named Commended Students in 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program
Above are Madeline Wheeler, Luke Brosell, and Yacob Melman. Photo submitted by BOCES.
POTSDAM — Three Potsdam Central students have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.The honored students were Luke Brosell, Yacob Melman and Madeline Wheeler.
A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 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 2022 competition for
National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," National Merit Scholarship Corporation said in a press release. "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."