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September 22, 2016

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Five Texas High School Seniors Named Commended Students in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Texarkana, TX – Anna Kate Cannon, Carson Dial, Ryan Hall, Grace Hickey and Raga Justin - Texas High School seniors - have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.


Anna Kate Cannon

Carson Dial

Ryan Hall

Grace Hickey

Raga Justin

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five 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,” commented 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.”

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