Five more Saint Viator High School seniors received good news this month from the National Merit Corporation. Michal Bohuslaw-Podhorecki, Megan Bosshart, Andrew Bremner, David Hegberg, and Benjamin Hurtado, all learned they were named commended scholars in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
As National Merit commended scholars, they placed among the top scorers of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition when they took the PSAT as sophomores in 2018 or the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“Our National Merit Scholarship commended students have demonstrated remarkable academic potential and we are proud of their accomplishments,” says Principal Karen Love. “Their futures are very bright with a strong foundation of a Saint Viator education.”
While commended scholars do not qualify to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, they bring this added distinction to their college applications.
“We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities,” a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Program said, “and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic excellence.”
Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.