SIDNEY—Lehman Catholic High School Principal Denise Stauffer has announced that Jacob Schmiesing, son of Dr. Greg and Chrissy Schmiesing, of Sidney, has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to Schmiesing.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 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 NMSC spokesperson. “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.”