Three students from Jonathan Law High School recently were named National Merit Commended Scholars by The College Board for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).

The students receiving this honor are Emmanuel Alesna, Amita Sastry and Emma Shea. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will be presented to the students.

More than 1.5 million students, nationwide, took the PSAT/NMSQT exam last fall, with only 5% earning the title of National Merit Commended Scholar.

Jonathan Law High School Principal Fran Thompson was pleased to share the news and not surprised to learn of his students’ academic successes.

“We are so proud of the accomplishment of Amita, Emma and Emmanuel,” Thompson said. “They are representative of what we strive for every day at Jonathan Law High School. This impressive honor didn't just happen. It is a result of hard work, dedication and good choices. Everyone at Jonathan Law joins me in congratulating these three student scholars.”