Celina High Prinicipal Phil Metz presents certificate to Emma Menchhofer

(10-5-20) Celina High School’s Emma Menchhofer has been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program this year.

Students who achieve top scores receive recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. NMSC compares PSAT scores with those of other students in your state using its own Selection Index, which falls on a scale between 48 and 228. The top 3-4% of scorers are named Commended Scholar.

In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named based on a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states.

Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.