21 NPHS students earn commended recognition in National Merit Scholarship Program


NPHS, Lansdale , PA, is home to 21 students who have earned commended recognition in the National Merit program.

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LANSDALE – The North Penn School District (NPSD) is proud to recognize the following 21 North Penn High School (NPHS) students who were named as commended students in the 68th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program:

  • Samrin Akther
  • Jack Bachman
  • Aashika Bhat
  • Lauren Blanch
  • Benjamin Buchholz
  • Megan Chester
  • Amogh Desai
  • Ian Hegge
  • Abigail Holmberg
  • Ria Kalola
  • Hannah Kim
  • Juheon Kim
  • Nathaniel Kim
  • William Mayland
  • Rayan Reddy
  • Chinmay Sapre
  • Stella Shen
  • Ahnah Tausif
  • Lily Wang
  • Sion Yeo
  • Alexander Zhang

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 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 PSAT/NMSQT®.

For more information about the competition, please click here www.nationalmerit.org.