Spring Valley Academy is pleased to announce that seniors Robert Bacheller and Martin Clayton have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. 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).
"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "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."
Robert is the son of Mr. Bruce & Dr. Catherine Bacheller of Centerville, Ohio, and Martin resides with Mr. & Mrs. Dave Herdman of Trenton, Ohio. Congratulations Robert and Martin on your outstanding achievement!