Two West Chicago High students named National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
West Chicago Community High School Principal Dr. Will Dwyer recently announced that Peter Osielski and Kevin Salinas, both of West Chicago, have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A Letter of Commendation from National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors at the board of education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 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."