Colonie Central High School student Carly Kretzler has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to Kretzler.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
“We are proud to recognize Carly for her outstanding potential for academic success,” said Colonie High School Principal Kachadurian. “Students being recognized for their academic accomplishments is an integral part of advancing educational excellence. I hope that this recognition will encourage Carly and other students to continue working hard and pursuing their academic goals.”