Shenandoah Valley Academy Senior Named National Merit ‘Commended Student’
Story by Janel Haas Ware
At a recent schoolwide chapel, Principal Don Short announced that the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP) named senior Hania Kantzer a Commended Student, presenting her with a Letter of Commendation from Shenandoah Valley Academy and NMSP. More than 1.5 million students across the United States entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Kantzer is one of 34,000 commended students who demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.
“Those being named commended students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” says a representative of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. “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.”
Short adds, “We hope and pray this recognition will encourage and affirm Hania as she continues on the path of academic excellence.”