PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Evergreen Park Community High School guidance counselor Nancy Harvey, Koren Castillo and Principal William Sanderson. | Supplied photo
Updated: November 28, 2013 6:02AM
Evergreen Park Community High School senior Koren Castillo has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Castillo was presented with a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program.
About 34,000 Commended Students nationwide are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a National Merit Scholarship Corp. spokesperson said in a press release. “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.”