Priory Senior Receives Commendation
Elizabeth McDonnell
St. Andrew’s Schools is proud to announce that Fay Cordeiro ’21 has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Cordeiro received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.
 
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 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.”
 
  1. Take the PSAT/NMSQT in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern;
  2. Be enrolled as a high school student (traditional or homeschooled), progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school, and planning to accept admission to college no later than the fall following completion of high school; and
  3. Attend high school in the United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. commonwealth and territory; or meet the citizenship requirements for students attending high school outside the United States.
Congratulations to Fay Cordeiro for this remarkable achievement!