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National Merit Scholarship Corporation Names GHS Senior as a Commended Scholar

For Immediate Release 
PR1920 - GHS Commended Student
October 25, 2019


Owen Anderson, Commended Student, is shown here.  

Glassboro Student Named as a Commended Student for the 2020 National Merit® Scholarship Program 


                Glassboro High School recently announced that senior Owen Anderson was named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit® Scholarship Program. The school presented Anderson with a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the corporation which conducts the program.


                About 34,000 students throughout the nation are being recognized as Commended Students for their exceptional academic promise. The Commended Student designation means that Anderson placed within the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).


                ''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."


                Anderson is a member of the Glassboro School District STEM Academy. At Glassboro High School, he serves as a student representative for the Glassboro Board of Education and executive president of the Student Government Association. He is a member of the Glassboro High School Engineering Club and Jazz Band. Anderson was also class president during his freshman, sophomore, and junior years.


                Dr. Mark Silverstein, superintendent of Glassboro Schools, said, “I am so happy that Owen achieved this honor, but I am not at all surprised. From working with Owen in his role as student board representative, I can tell you that he is always diligent in preparing for board meetings, and he asks insightful questions.”