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Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program

West Chicago HS

     The principal, Dr. Moses Cheng, of Community High School District 94 announced today that Timothy J Linhardt of Winfield and Samuel A Rylowicz of Winfield have been named Commended Students in the 2013 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.


     About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended Students place among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).


“Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation,” commented an NMSC spokesperson. “The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program.  We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement.”



Press Contact:    



  • Maura Bridges

  • Director of Student Services    

  • mbridges@d94.org

  • 630-876-6307

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