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September 18, 2018

Commended student from GRB in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program


G. Ray Bodley High School Principal Donna Parkhurst announced that MaKenna Cealie has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

MaKenna Cealie, center, a senior at G. Ray Bodley High School, was named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Cealie is among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the scholarship competition. She is pictured with GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst and Matt Goodnough, GRB high school guidance counselor.

MaKenna Cealie, center, a senior at G. Ray Bodley High School, was named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Cealie is among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the scholarship competition. She is pictured with GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst and Matt Goodnough, GRB high school guidance counselor.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented by Parkhurst to the scholastically talented student at the school.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said 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.”

Cealie, a senior at GRB, is the daughter of Denise Cealie.

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