Cactus Shadows Students named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Cactus Shadows High School is pleased to announce that Kendall Fender, Grover Greenberg, Jacob LaRue and Taylor Rotenberg have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program!

Principal Jim Swetter said, “I am very proud of our Commended Students!  I think their recognition highlights the great students that we have at Cactus Shadows.  Being named a Commended students is a tremendous accomplishment.”

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

Dr. Debbi Burdick said, “Congratulations to our very accomplished students!  They are exemplars for our student body.”

A spokesperson for NMSC said, “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishment, 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.”