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GRB senior named Commended Student in National Merit Scholarship Program

Kyle Loftus, a senior at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to Loftus by school principal Donna Parkhurst.

Loftus is among about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation,” said an NMSC spokesperson. “The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program. We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement.”