STAMFORD—Principal Scott Smith of Trinity Catholic High School announced today that Lauren Young has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “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.”
Mr. Smith proudly shared, “our entire school community commends and congratulates Lauren on her wonderful achievement. As with many of our students, she has been a very diligent and academically successful student who has remained strongly committed to many activities both in and outside of school. Lauren has distinguished herself in so many special ways and we all look forward to her very bright and accomplished future.”
Trinity Catholic High School is Lower Fairfield County’s educational center for Catholic identity and education. It’s 40-acre campus in the quaint, rural Newfield area of Stamford is easily-accessible for families in lower Fairfield County and northeastern Westchester County, New York. Trinity offers a safe, nurturing environment of authentic Catholic education; academic, college-preparatory excellence, technologically-enabled personalized learning with virtual high school course electives. Trinity has a long tradition of athletic excellence and a strong community for all students, families and alumni.