Two Parnassus Scholars Named National Merit Commended Students

National Merit Commended ScholarsPrincipal Hamiel announced today that two Parnassus Preparatory School 4R students, Ms. Abigail Garner and Mr. Pranav Rupireddy, were named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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 these scholastically talented Fourth Level Rhetoric students.

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 the 2019 competition by taking the PSAT in the fall of 2017.

Another 4R scholar, Ryan Friess, was named as a National Merit Semifinalist.

“Pranav and Abigail have demonstrated their outstanding potential for academic success and we are  proud of everything they have accomplished in their years at Parnassus. Their diligence and hard work in our classical program have prepared them to be leaders and scholars for the rest of their lives,” said Mrs. Ford. “We hope that this recognition will broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of further academic success.”

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