DOWNEY - Two Warren High School students have been named "Commended Students" in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program, principal John Harris announced. Seniors Khalid M. Ahsan and Joshua A. Topacio will receive a letter of commendation from Warren High and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their "exceptional academic promise" after placing among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 P-SAT and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
"Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation," a NMSC spokesman said. "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."
********** Published: October 25, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 28