Students recognized for academic achievement


Featured: Seniors Dylan Haston, Simone Nabors, and Colin Lemarchand.

Hannah Kinstle and Mikaela Keldsen

Many students were commended to the National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly, 34,000 students nationwide were recognized, three Wake Forest students being included.

Commended students represent the top 50,000 scores over 1.6 million students who took the 2017 PSAT.

The students awarded from our school are seniors Dylan Haston, Colin Lemarchand, and Simone Nabors.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. 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,” a spokesperson for NMSC said. “We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

To Haston, this recognition signifies years of hard work.

“It’s basically a validation of all the stuff I’ve done in school to get to this point,” Haston said.

With a bright future ahead, Nabors looks forward to reaching her life goals.

“I hope to go to Duke to study Computer Science on a pre med track,” Nabors said.

Lemarchand has put in lots of effort to achieve the National Merit Scholarship.

Lemarchand said, “I’m very happy to be recognized for all the work that I’ve done to perform well on all these tests. Although, I think I could’ve done better on the PSAT, I did better on the ACT. Regardless, I’m very happy to have received recognition for doing well.