NPHS Commended, National Merit Scholarship

17 NPHS Students Earn Commended Recognition in National Merit Scholarship Program
Posted on 10/08/2020
National Merit Commended Students

The North Penn School District (NPSD) is proud to recognize the following 17 North Penn High School (NPHS) students who were named as commended students in the 66th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program:

  • Rhea C Abraham
  • Catherine A Cavanaugh
  • Jeffrey N Cole
  • Siddhi M Date
  • Luke M Engel
  • Vineeth R Gohimukkula
  • Aiden F Guo
  • Selenna Jiang
  • Shinwoo Kim
  • Sami A Nabil
  • Adityasai V Palaparthi
  • Aasritha Sanikommu
  • Riley M Stanton
  • Lindsay Stone
  • Jeffrey Z Wang
  • Rongrong Wang
  • Casey M Yin


The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT®.

For more information about these students or the National Merit Scholarship Program, please contact NPHS Senior Class Assistant Principals Donald Walsh at walshdj@npenn.org or Sara Rattigan at rattigsj@npenn.org.

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