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Four YUHSD seniors named Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Four students from Yuma Union High School District schools were recognized as Commended Students by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Cibola High School seniors Noah Butler, Lily Cong and Margarita Golding, and Gila Ridge High School’s Kayla Reddy were named among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the United States for their exceptional academic promise.

Although the four students will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students in the United States and entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," said 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.

In addition to the four Commended Students from YUHSD, San Luis High School’s Miguel Contreras, Andres Guerrero, Natalia Corrales and Jacqueline Vargas were recently named National Hispanic Scholars based on their PSAT/NMSC score.

Eric Patten