National Merit Commended Scholar

MAPLE GROVE, MN – September 9th, 2020 – Parnassus Preparatory School Fourth Level Rhetoric (12th Grade) student Elijah Rothstein has been named as a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship competition.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Students apply by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), usually in their third year of high school. Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers out of more than 1.6 million students who entered this year’s competition by taking the PSAT in the fall of 2019.

Another Parnassus student, 4R scholar Adam Priebe, was named as a National Merit Semifinalist.

“Elijah has been a member of the Parnassus community since we opened our doors and we are proud of all that he has accomplished in his time with us,” said Mrs. Ford, Executive Director of Parnassus. “He has always been a vibrant and engaged student who embodies our character pillar of citizenship through his involvement in and outside of the classroom.”A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by Principal Hamiel and Executive Director, Mrs. Ford, to Elijah in recognition of his scholastic achievements.

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