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Oswego High Student Named Commended Student in National Merit Scholarship Program

Kaitlyn E. Matthews is a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, the Rho-Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Kaitlyn E. Matthews | Credit: Oswego 308
Kaitlyn E. Matthews | Credit: Oswego 308
An Oswego High School student has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
Kaitlyn E. Matthews is a senior leader who has earned high academic honors at Oswego. She is ranked eighth out of a class of 606. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, the Rho-Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She plays the piano and organ and also participates in drama, choir, Panther TV and Panther Paw.
 
“Kaitlyn is an exceptional student that our entire community is proud of,” said Mike Wayne, principal of Oswego High School. “Based on her hard work and determination to succeed inside and outside the classroom, I predict only great things will be coming her way in the future.”
 
A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Wayne to Kaitlyn.
 
Kaitlyn joins some 34,000 Commended Students throughout the United States recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
 
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource. Recognizing their accomplishments, as well as they key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.”

Kaitlyn is the daughter of Mark and Jeanne Matthews and she has a younger brother, Kyle, who is a freshman at Oswego High. Her college choice is undecided but she’s planning on majoring in communications and organ performance.

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