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Burke, Li receive academic honor
W Madeline Burke and Jeffrey Li
Madeline Burke and Jeffrey Li have received National Merit Scholarship Commendations. - photo by Special to the Herald

    Dr. Marty Waters, principal of Statesboro High School, announced this week that Madeline Burke and Jeffrey Li have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. 
    “They have demonstrated outstanding academic success and recognizing their accomplishments is an honor for them, their parents and their teachers,” said Waters.
    “Madeline and Jeffrey are among the top performers in the country,” added Waters.
    About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2012 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation notes that the young men and women that are named Commended Students demonstrate outstanding potential for academic success. This recognition will help broaden Burke’s and Li’s educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their academic pursuits.

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