Blaine, Taylor are Nat’l Merit Commended Scholars
September 29, 2008 · Updated 10:30 PM
Barbara Kline, Orcas Island School District Superintendent and High School Principal, received word form the National Merit Scholarship Program that Eliana Blaine and Samantha Taylor have been designated as Commended Students.
Blaine and Taylor are Seniors at Orcas Island High School. Their scores place them among the top 34,000 of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2009 National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary Student Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“Your performance on the qualifying test was outstanding and recognition as a Commended Student is a credit to you, your parents, and your high school,” a spokesperson for the national scholarship program wrote Blaine and Taylor.