Lakeview High School is proud to announce that senior Carly Hawn has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Miss Hawn is the only National Merit Scholarship Commended Student from Lakeview this year. “I am so surprised,” Hawn says. “I never expected anything to come out of it when I took the test. It’s such an honor and will be extremely helpful as I continue with the college application process.”
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NSMC), the scholarship program is an academic competition more than 3.5 million students across the United States enter each year for recognition and scholarships. Students who meet program application requirements enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT.) The top 50,000 test scorers are then identified by the NSMC. The top three-percent of those students move on to the semifinal round and the remaining students are named Commended Students. This year about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the country are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. “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,” says a spokesperson for NMSC. “We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
At Lakeview, Hawn holds a full schedule of College Credit Plus (CCP) courses, is currently ranked number one in the class and is on track to be named a Valedictorian. In addition to her academics, Hawn is also a Majorette, captain of the volleyball team, a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, and participates in Ski Club. While she is currently undecided on which college/university she will attend after graduation, Hawn does plan to study biology with the hopes of becoming a virologist in the future.