7 National Merit Commended Students
Bay High School honored one National Merit Semi-Finalist and seven National Merit Commended Students in September.
Alana Bernys achieved National Merit Semi-Finalist distinction by scoring in the top one percent of students across the country taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT (PSAT) last year.
Bay High students who qualified as Commended Students, scoring in the top five percent of test takers nationwide, were Luke Andrassy, Joseph Auckley, Emma Chalk, Hannah Downing, Steven Farnham, Evan O’Donnel and Harrison Teutschbein.
About 1.5 million students, from more than 22,000 high schools, take the exam during their junior year in high school.
“This is a significant academic achievement for these students,” said Clint Keener, superintendent. “It is apparent that their consistent effort and dedication toward their studies have earned them this elite honor. We are very proud of them.”