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20 PVSchools Seniors Named as 2022 National Merit Commended Students

Wednesday , October 13 , 2021

The National Merit® Scholarship Corporation has released the names of the 2022 National Merit Commended Students. PVSchools is proud to have 20 students from Horizon High School, North Canyon High School, Paradise Valley High School, Pinnacle High School, and Shadow Mountain High School qualify for this honor.

PVSchools National Merit Commended Students are:

Horizon High School

  • Charles Everroad

North Canyon High School

  • Mehtaab Rakkar

Paradise Valley High School

  • Megan Howell 
  • Brady Kroening 
  • John McLellan
  • Pangal Shashank Rao 
  • Shiva Rudra
  • Paul Saulnier 

Pinnacle High School 

  • Kameron Cochrane
  • Elle Dirck
  • Erica Garay
  • Jack Hanna
  • Megan Hufnagel
  • Emma Kruse
  • Lincoln Paogofie
  • Dylan Perelgut
  • Jennifer Roberts
  • Kassidy Snow

Shadow Mountain High School

  • Alexa Fahrer
  • Boston McGarrahan

About the National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). 

More than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.