Posted Date: 09/20/2023
Union High School seniors Zachary Almeida, Alex Bloom and Gage Howard have been recognized as Commended Students as part of the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Zachary is the son of Brandon and Cherie Almeida of Broken Arrow; Alex is the son of Dan and Rebecca Bloom; and Gage is the son of Ashley Howard, all of Tulsa.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarship (NMSC) awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated potential for academic success,’ commented a spokesman for the NMSC. “These students represent a valuable resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of education 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.”
The honors follow the announcement earlier in September of nine other Union students who were named National Merit Semifinalists.
Caption: Union High School seniors Alex Bloom, Gage Howard and Zachary Almeida (shown left to right) have been named Commended Students as part of the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.