AACS Senior Commended By The National Merit Scholarship Corp.
Posted 10/12/2016 01:05PM
Congratulations to Eric P. Hendrix, a senior at AACS, for being named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Hendrix is one of about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
We asked Eric how it felt to be recognized. "Surprised" he said, referring to his letter of commendation. "I couldn't believe it was my name on the paper. I had to read it again to make sure that I read it right." Eric placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
"The young men and women 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."