Two Named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

The principal, Stephen Davidson, of IC Catholic Prep announced today that Grace Grady ’21 and Carl Knable ’21 have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

“Grace Grady and Carl Knable are exemplary students who excel in our most rigorous courses,” Davidson said. “They have been model students and leaders among their peers. They embody our mission to become strong in Spirit, Mind, and Body. We are all so proud of their accomplishments!”

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 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 NMSC. “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.”

IC Catholic Prep is the oldest Catholic, coeducational college prep high school in DuPage County. Located in Elmhurst, ICCP is a regional high school that serves students from over thirty-eight communities.

Media Contact: David Terry – 630-530-3494

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