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Three Students Named National Merit Commended Students

Cincinnati Country Day School is proud to announce three National Merit Commended Students in the Class of 2023. Will Donovan, Mica Murdoch, and Joshua Williamson have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their academic achievement.  

It is estimated that about 34,000 out of 50,000 high scorers on the PSATs receive Letters of Commendation to recognize their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named based on a nationally applied Selection Index score that varies annually.  

"I felt very prepared to take the PSATs," said Mica Murdoch. "We do a lot of college prep and test prep in our classes."  

Will Donovan echoed Murdoch's thoughts, adding that he felt especially prepared for the reading portions and did not even feel the need to prepare outside the classroom for the test.  

“Our teachers challenge us in class with the questions they ask and how we think. If you’re already used to thinking in a certain way, you’re already prepared and that makes all the difference when it comes to tests like these," said Joshua Williamson, the 2023 Class Scholar.  

Country Day is proud to honor and recognize these students for their accomplishments in being named Commended Students!