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Immaculate Senior Meryl McKenna named Commended Student in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

DANBURY— Immaculate High School Principal Wendy Neil announces that senior Meryl McKenna has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Meryl was one of only 34,000 students across the nation who received the Commended Student recognition for “exceptional academic promise.” Entry into this competition was gained through taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists and Commended Students for the National Merit Scholarship Competition make up 50,000 of the more than 1.5 million students that took the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT.

School Principal Wendy Neil describes Meryl as a very kind, humble student who excels in all that she does in the classroom, on the field and when serving others. “We are extremely proud of Meryl and her accomplishments as an Immaculate student. Her academic mastery, hard work ethic and self-motivation is most deserving of this honor.” Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others. Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.