5 Gaels Earn National Merit Commendation


Five Kennedy Catholic students–Brendan Clair ’13, Dennis Devey ’13, Ryan L’Abbate ’13, Kimberly McCarthy ’13 and Laura Spreitzer ’13–have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended Students placed among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation,” commented an NMSC spokesperson.  “The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program.  We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement.”

Congratulations Brendan, Dennis, Ryan, Kimberly and Laura!



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