Six Recognized as Nat’l Merit Commended Students

The 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program recognized six Johnston High School students as “Commended Students.” These students were identified as among the top 50,000 highest scorers in last year’s PSAT/SAT qualifying tests.

The district is very proud of these individuals for their outstanding academic achievement. 

Our National Merit Scholarship Commended Students are:



Click here to read about Johnston’s National Merit Semifinalists.

Commended Students

The following is information taken from the National Merit website.

“In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are 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.”