Two students from Oswego East High School were named “national commended” in the 2013-2014 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMS). Jenna Heiser and Charles Thornton are among the top five percent in the country who are receiving this honor.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students place among the top percentage of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 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 NMS.
Heiser has plans to attend Purdue University in the Fall of 2014. She will major in Biochemistry and her career goals involve working as a biochemist in a research lab with genetically modified organs.
Thornton has plans to major in the Natural Sciences at Duke University in the Fall of 2014. His career interests are currently undecided.