Earlier this year, Wednesday Journal published the names of National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s semifinalists at Fenwick and Oak Park and River Forest High School. 

Now we’re publishing the names of those students at both schools who were among the roughly 34,000 high school seniors in the nation who received letters of commendation from NMSC. 

The commended students ranked among the top 50,000 scorers on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

The Fenwick students who earned letters of commendation are: Katherine Casagrande, Kaitlyn Cassidy, Nathan Crowell, Clark Davis, Michael Kapsch, Jordan Nigro, Joshua Richards, Margaret Scudder, Sebastian Torres and Grace Vomacka.

The OPRF students who earned letters of commendation are: Nicholas Altier, Justin Banks, Brooke Bellmar, Monica Bradford, Ella Brown, Isabelle Carrillo, Meera Chambers, Aidan Chranko, Josephine Desir, Evelyn Drews, Aaron Freeman, Oliver Green, David Griffith, Nicholas Gupta, Maia Huang, Emily Kerstetter, Marissa Kuriakos, Hugh Lipic, Lia McGavin, Isabelle Meyer, Maximilian Meyer, Joshua Ogunsanya, Owen Osga, Simone Paul, Robert Pflederer, Maya Plotkin, Julian Rindler, Emma Roskopf, Jamal Sachleben, Michael Sankowski, Justin Segawa, Matthew Shabino, Madeleine Share, Kai Tang, William Vejcik, Dylan Whitney, Anne Wollmuth, Alex Yuan, Ruth Zuraw, and Charlotte True.

Michael Romain 

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