San Marcos High School principal Michelle Darling announced that Kathryn Dix has been named a Commended Student in the 2009 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 this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2009 competition by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
In addition, three students were selected by the College Board as 2008-09 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholars or Honorable Mentions. The honorees are Gregory De la Iglesia, Kathyrn Dix, and Kai Maness. The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. This year, the organization is recognizing nearly 5,000 students selected from a pool of over 200,000 students who took the 2007 tests and identified themselves as Hispanic. The list of recognized students is distributed to subscribing four-year postsecondary institutions of education in October of each year.
by IRIS CAMPBELL
Public Information Officer – San Marcos CISD
Photo ( left to right): Kai Maness, Kathryn Dix, and Gregory De la Iglesia
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