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Roger Bacon Seniors Named Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Program

Roger Bacon High School is proud to announce that three members of the Class of 2022 have been named “Commended Students” in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Seniors Jocelyn Carraher, Nathan Drago and Cammy Niesen placed within the top 50,000 students out of 1.5 million who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Their scores placed them within the top 3% nationally – quite an accomplishment!

Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Per a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation: “Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. 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 are obviously very proud of Jocelyn, Nathan and Cammy,” commented Roger Bacon Principal, Steve Schad. “Not only are they superb academically, their involvement in both school and community activities is noteworthy. Roger Bacon fosters a culture where students can become the best versions of themselves, both in and out of the classroom. The futures of these students are bright. They will confidently move on to college and beyond and be the leaders for generations to come. We are proud they are part of the Spartan family.”

All three students are in the Assisi Scholar Program, the most rigorous academic program at Roger Bacon. Established in 2012, the Assisi Scholar Program is unique to Roger Bacon. It combines the highest level of academics with leadership opportunities, innovation, and personal and spiritual growth – all supported by our Franciscan charism. Jocelyn, Nathan and Cammy will participate with their fellow Assisi Scholars in a culminating week-long pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, Italy, in April 2022 where they will walk in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare.