Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Published Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:00pm

West St. Paul, MN

October 1, 2015:  The principal, Mr. Richard Gibson, of St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 announced today that Eric P. Boehlke, Anastasia L. Bornschlegl, Katya B. Gurgel, and Matthew A. Sherrard have been Commended Students in the 2016 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 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 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 Grades 6-12 is a private Christian middle school and high school located in West St. Paul, MN.  Established in 1958, the school offers a full rang e of academic courses in English, mathematics, the sciences, business life skills, religion, the fine arts, world languages, social studies, and physical education. Accelerated and advanced placement courses are offered to ensure that students are well prepared for post-secondary education. 95% of SCL graduates pursue additional education at the university or college level after graduation. The school offers 23 interscholastic sports as a member of the Tri Metro Conference. In addition to athletics, students have opportunities to participate in drama, music, and leadership programs. SCL’s new on-site 152-bed dormitory opened in May 2015.

 
" The teachers and staff are talented and caring. As parents we are grateful for the Christian foundation SCL provides its students. "
- Brian S., SCL Parent