Twelve Mason High School seniors have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship program.
Honored students include: : Madalyn Baehre, Usoshi Chatterjee, Daniel Chrzanowski, Katherine Garwood, Parker Henry, Lauren Huff, Dan Li, Sarvesh Nalluri, Alexander Notton, Paige Richie, Sean Sargent and Songyi Yen.
About 34,000 students in the nation are named Commended Students for demonstrating strong academic achievement and promise for admission to selective colleges. Commended Students make up the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who take the SAT test each year.
The students, along with 20 students named National Merit semifinalists last month, will be recognized at the Oct. 9 school board meeting.
“All of these students are extremely talented and hard working. Being named as commended scholars will help enhance their educational opportunities,” said Mason Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart.