St. Johns Country Day School announced today that Seniors Matthew Korahais and Michael Beltz, both of Fleming Island, have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented Monday morning by the Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher to these talented scholars.
"Matthew and Michael are both extraordinary young men and St. Johns is very proud of their many accomplishments," said Mrs. Fisher.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise, placing among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/MNSQT).
"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
2018 Commended Students Michael Beltz (L) and Matthew Korahais (R).