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Dragon Academic Excellence: O’Dowd Students Recognized for Academic Honors

Several O’Dowd students were recognized for special academic honors this fall through both the National Merit Scholarship and College Board National Hispanic Recognition Programs.

<img class=" wp-image-32965 lazyload" src="" alt="National Merit Scholarship Letters of Commendation" width="643" height="450" srcset=" 750w, 300w" sizes="(max-width: 643px) 100vw, 643px" /> National Merit Scholarship Letters of Commendation

The National Merit Scholar Program recognized O’Dowd students who were among 34,000 high performers across the nation based on a national Selection Index score of 212, representing exceptional achievement on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The following seniors received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their academic promise: Charles Herberich, Edward Keenan, Isaac Kim-Tran, Sofia Klein, Santino Plazola, Sean Pletcher, Grace Porter, and Olivia Sally.

<img class=" wp-image-32966 lazyload" src="" alt="National Hispanic Recognition Program" width="451" height="322" srcset=" 750w, 300w" sizes="(max-width: 451px) 100vw, 451px" /> National Hispanic Recognition Program

In addition to the Commended Scholars, O’Dowd also received notification from the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. This program recognizes Hispanic and Latino students in the region who scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino students on the PSAT/NMSQT. Three O’Dowd seniors received this honor for their 2018 test performance: Edward Keenan, Enya Tellez, and Connor Garcia Whitehill.

Congratulations to our student scholars and members of the Class of 2020.


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