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Eight members of Norfolk Academy's Class of 2021 have received a prestigious honor from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The seniors have been named Commended Students, meaning they placed among the top 50,000 scorers out of more than 1.5 million students nationwide who entered the 2021 Scholarship Program competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a program spokesperson said in a news release. “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.”

The eight commended Academy students, in alphabetical order:

  • Christopher Asuncion '21
  • Ella Deans '21
  • Leo Kamer '21
  • Christy Luecke '21
  • Reed Miller '21
  • Mac Moore '21
  • Braeden Shepheard '21
  • Keon Tavakoli '21

Congratulations and great job to all!


Christopher Asuncion '21

Christopher '21

Ella Deans '21

Ella '21

Leo Kamer '21

Leo '21

Christy Luecke '21

Christy '21

Reed Miller '21

Reed '21

Mac Moore '21

Mac '21

Braeden '21

Braeden '21

Keon '21

Keon '21

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