Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is excited to announce that Elise Wutka is a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Elise received a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Nearly 34,000 students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise as Commended Students. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students in taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women named Commended Students demonstrate 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.”

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