Brenham High School has announced that Austin Derkowski has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Principal Joseph Chandler to the scholastically talented senior.

L to R: Sharon Jones (counselor), Austin Derkowski, Joe Chandler (principal)
(Courtesy: Jessica Johnston)

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their academic promise.  Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

A spokesperson for NMSC says, "The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.  The 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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