Parker School is pleased to announce that in addition to its two recently named National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists, Paul Gregg and Aidan Wharton, three more of Parker School’s 28 seniors have earned national academic recognition.
Olivia Armandroff and Elliot Jacobson have been listed as Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, and Nondi Lampkin has been selected as an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Armandroff and Jacobson are two of the 34,000 high performers placing in the top five percent out of the more than 1.5 million students who took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last October. “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,” said a National Merit Scholarship Corporation spokesperson.
Lampkin scored in the top three percent and is one of 3,100 of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the 2013 National Achievement Program when they took the PSAT/NMSQT. The National Achievement Program began in 1964 to “honor academically promising Black American high school students”. The competition is, along with the National Merit Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.