Principal Rob McFerrin of Jefferson High School has announced that Katherine Law and Andrew Tonge have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Tonge said, "It is an honor to be competing with students from across the nation."

Law said, "This recognition means a lot to me, and I wouldn't be where I am today without the support of the teachers and staff here at the high school."

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.

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 (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“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 that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

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