Texas High student named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

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TEXARKANA — The National Merit Scholarship Program has named Texas High School senior Zane Johnston as one of its Commended Students.

The National Merit Scholarship Program has around 34,000 students throughout the country they name as their Commended Student. The students are recognized for their academic promise, including being placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1,5 million students who enter the Commended Student competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Texas High senior Zane Johnston

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a spokesperson for NMSC said.  “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.”

Johnston, a son of Jaclyn Canada and Brian & Brittney Johnston, is set to graduate in 2021.