Three JHS Students Earn National Merit Honors

Pictured are Andrew Pumford, Andrew Roof and Carrson Widen.

Three Jamestown High School students — Andrew Pumford, Andrew Roof and Carrson Widen — have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Mike McElarth, Jamestown High School principal, will present a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, to the students.

“We are very proud of these young men’s accomplishment,” Dr. McElrath said. “These students exemplify the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed academically. They all have a bright future ahead of them.”

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Program. “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.”