Please congratulate these Ames High School students who’ve received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit® Scholarship Program in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements. Out of 1.5 million U.S. entrants, about 34,000 Commended Students were named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit® Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

  • Jay Amin
  • Daniel Andreotti
  • Jonah DeGeest
  • Joanna Held
  • Alexander Palensky
  • Dagney Paskach
  • Emily Rehmann
  • Kaleb Stevens
  • Jack Wannarka
  • Shaochong Wei