Arkport student is flanked by Interim 7-12 principal and her father. She holds a card. All three people are smiling and looking at the camera

Arkport senior Hannah Franklin has been named a Commended Student in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), which conducts the program, was presented to Hannah by David Warren, Arkport 7-12 Interim Principal.

Commended students are recognized for their exceptional academic promise as demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry. 

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers who entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “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. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Pictured in photo from left to right: David Warren, Interim 7-12 Principal; Hannah Franklin, Arkport senior; JJ Franklin, Hannah's father.