Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Published Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:00pm

West St. Paul, MN

September 27, 2017:  The principal, Mr. Richard Gibson, of St. Croix Lutheran Academy announced today that Olivia K. Kannas has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“The young men and women 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.”

About St. Croix Lutheran

St. Croix Lutheran Academy is a private Christian middle school and high school located in West St. Paul, MN. Established in 1958, the school offers a full range of academics including accelerated, advanced placement and college-level STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) courses. SCL students are well prepared for post-secondary education; 95% of graduates pursue additional education at the university or college level after graduation. 100% of seniors graduated in 2017. The school offers 23 interscholastic sports as a member of the Tri Metro Conference. In addition to championship athletics, students have opportunities to participate in drama, music, and leadership programs. SCL’s on-site 152-bed dormitory opened in May 2015 and welcomes students from over 15 countries worldwide.

" Every child can find something to fit their interests, whether it's sports, fine arts, STEM, giving to the community, or helping others. We are proud to be part of the SCL family. "
- Rachel C., SCL Parent