PHS senior honored by National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Kaitlyn Childers of PHS earns national academic designation
Posted on 09/26/2013
Kaitlyn ChildersKaitlyn Childers, a senior at Pepperell High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

According to a release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. The NMSC recognizes these students because they represent a valuable national resource.  The program seeks to not only recognize their accomplishments, but also the key role their schools play in their academic development. This type of academic success Kaitlyn Childers and other recognized students have received is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.   

Childers has been involved in numerous advanced academic programs during her high school career at Pepperell High including the DUKE TIP program at Trinity University in Texas where she studied math in the summer of 2010. She also attended the DUKE TIP summer program at Duke University and studied cryptology in 2011 and attended the Governor's Honor Program in math in the 2012.