Fordham Prep seniors Christopher Alaimo '23, Thomas Cordingley '23, Cameron Drew '23, John Haines '23, Ryan Irving '23, Onyinyechukwu Okonkwoh '23, Valentino Tollinchi '23 have been named 2023 Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This news comes a week after the NMSC announced the 2023 National Merit Semifinalists, two of which are Prep seniors Nicolas Nuno '23 and Gianluca Voli '23.
Seven Prep Seniors Named 2023 Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Corporation
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
"Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” the NMSC stated. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."