Five Jensen Beach High students, two Martin County High students and three South Fork High students earned Letters of Commendation in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is a renowned academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955.
This year’s competition began in October 2021 when more than 1.5 million juniors in approximately 21,000 high schools took the PSAT/NMSQT, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.
Congratulations to the following students:
- David Firestone, Martin County High School
- Calista Pearlstone, Martin County High School
- Calypso King, South Fork High School
- Peter Lin, South Fork High School
- Benjamin McCulley, South Fork High School
- Matthew R. Spillman, Jensen Beach High School
- Lilac C. Malosky, Jensen Beach High School
- Katherine Parr, Jensen Beach High School
- Sophie E. Bennett, Jensen Beach High School
- Luke M. Cullen, Jensen Beach High School
Pictured left to right: Principal Al Fabrizio, David Firestone, Leia Thomson (school counselor), Calista Pearlstone, Patti Ince (school counselor), Mallissa Newton (school counselor)