Spring Valley Academy is proud to announce that senior Nicolas Chaij has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Although Commended Students will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million juniors who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates with government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC's goals of honoring the nation's scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
Nicolas is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ken Chaij of West Carrollton, Ohio, and is still deciding on which college to attend next fall. Congratulations, Nicolas, on this prestigious scholastic achievement!