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September 28, 2018

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

Texas High School Seniors Named Commended Students in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School 2019 seniors, Craig Crawford and Zuhayer Kalam, have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.


Craig Crawford

Zuhayer Kalam

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women 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.”

Crawford is the son of Renee' & Billy Don Crawford. Kalam is the son of Zulfia Islam & Mohammed Kalam.

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