Eric M. Anderson, Sussex Academy head of school, announced that seniors Alexander Andahazy of Ocean View and Samantha Sordi of Lewes have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
They will receive a letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program.
Approximately 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers out of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said an NMSC spokesperson. “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.”
Sussex Academy is a public charter, tuition-free school that serves Sussex County students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Its elementary and secondary campuses are both centrally located near Georgetown.