Four Students Named National Merit Commended Students

Cincinnati Country Day School is proud to announce that the school has four National Merit Commended Students in the Class of 2022. Marissa Handler (Loveland), Cole Harten (North Avondale), Mimi Liao (Mason), and Irene Wang (Loveland) have been recognized for their academic achievement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

 It’s 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 from year to year.  

"I’ve heard my friends from other schools talk about how much they had to study, but I felt prepared to take my PSAT just by being in class and learning from my teachers here at Country Day," said Irene Wang, who also won the American History prize last year.  

Marissa Handler, a Country Day lifer, and the 2022 Class Scholar, also said she used what she learned in her classes, specifically her literature classes, to help her score higher on the PSATs.  

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