Thomas More Prep-Marian senior Rebekah Schroeder has been named a Commended Scholar in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. The announcement was made by official letter to the school on Sep. 19.
In October of their junior year, TMP-Marian students take the Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Based on their scores, students may qualify for scholarships and academic recognition. Only the top 1.4% of test takers are able to achieve Commended Scholar, Semifinalist, or Finalist status. That's only 50,000 out of over 3.5 million students nationwide.
"Congratulations to Rebekah, her family, and her teachers for achieving this honor!" said TMP-Marian principal Chad Meitner.
Rebekah will receive a letter of commendation, be recognized among the high school student body, and have her name added to the plaque in the main entryway along with the other students who have achieved Commended Scholar, Semifinalist, or Finalist distinction. Rebekah is the first Monarch to be named a scholar since 2019 and joins the 79 others so honored.