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FWC Announces National Merit Commended Students

September 28, 2020
By FWC Story Team
Fort Worth Christian School Announces National Merit Commended Students


September 28, 2020


Mr. Nick Hinrichsen, Upper School Head of Fort Worth Christian School, announced today that seniors Jenna Lloyd and Jill Reed have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Jenna Lloyd has been at Fort Worth Christian since 9th grade. Her older brother, Jordan, graduated two years ago from FWC. Jenna has participated in soccer, track, and drill team throughout her upper school experience. She has served on our Worship Team for three years. She is also applying to several colleges one of which is Texas A&M where her brother attends.

  • Jill Reed has been at FWC for fourteen years enrolling in Pre-K in 2007. Her brother, Luke, is a freshman in our Upper School. Jill has participated in drill team and basketball throughout her upper school experience. She has served numerous community service hours and has been a teen helper at Royal Family Kids Camp. She is applying to several colleges one of which is Texas A&M where her parents attended.

Both Jenna and Jill are in the Top 10% of their class.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Mr. Hinrichsen to these scholastically talented seniors in chapel on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Each year, millions of students sit for the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) . Throughout the nation, about 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition.

"Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented 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."

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