Jessica Beirl Named National Merit Commended Student

Notre Dame Academy senior Jessica Beirl has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as a Commended Student. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by NDA Principal Mr. Jack VonHandorf to this scholastically talented student. 

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

“The extraordinary academic opportunities for students at Notre Dame Academy give them with the support and resources to be among the best and brightest in our state and nation,” said Mr. VonHandorf. “Recognition as a National Merit Commended Student is one of the top academic honors a student can earn in high school. We congratulate Jessica on her commitment to academic excellence.”