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Another Mount St. Mary Academy senior has been honored this month for her exceptional academic promise. Ava Bravo '24 was named a Commended Student in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. She joined approximately 34,000 scholastically talented students throughout the nation who received the distinction. Although they will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered this year’s competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

 “Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. “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.”