Three Ankeny Seniors Commended in the 2017 National Merit® Program
Amy Wu, AHS
Daniel Conway, ACHS
Melodie Mullins, ACHS
(ANKENY, Iowa) September 27, 2016 - Ofﬁcials of the National
Merit Scholarship Corporation® (NMSC) have announced the names of
Commended Students in the 62nd annual 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 these scholastically talented Ankeny
seniors: Amy Wu, Daniel Conway, and Melodie Mullins.
34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized
for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue
in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended
Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million
students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary
SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
NMSC points out that recognizing academically talented students plays a
fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within
the nation. 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. The
hope of the NMSC is that this recognition can provide them with
additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of
Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Jenifer Owenson, Chief Human Resources Officer, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, email@example.com; or to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60661.