Lexington Christian Academy Students Named Commended Students in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Corporation

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Lexington Christian Academy students named Commended Students in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Because of their character and work ethic, we are confident they will make strong contributions to the academic world and to their communities

The Head of School, Tim Russell, of Lexington Christian Academy (Lexington, MA) announced that Oluwafikemi P. Faleye of Billerica, MA and Siqi Wangqian of Lexington, MA have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the Head of School to these scholastically talented seniors.

“This achievement confirms what we know about Oluwafikemi and Siqi’s academic success at school. We also know them to be great leaders of our student body in their roles as prefects. Because of their character and work ethic, we are confident they will make strong contributions to the academic world and to their communities,” says James Talkington, Director of Upper School.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

"The young men and women 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."

Lexington Christian Academy is an independent college preparatory school that exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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