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Hamilton seniors recognized in NMSC competition

Hamilton High School seniors Thomas Diehl, Alex J. Magoon and Brendan M. Schlaman learned that they were named Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Eligibility for the distinction is based on results of the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which was taken by more than 1.5 million students nationwide.

Diehl, Magoon and Schlaman are among 34,000 students recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition, these three students were recognized for placing among the top five percent of U.S. students who took the qualifying exam.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), established in 1955, is a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions to honor the nation’s scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence.