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75% of Rockwood's Commended Scholars are Lafayette, Eureka Seniors

Thirty of the 40 Rockwood School District high school seniors just named Commended Scholars in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program attend Eureka and Lafayette High schools.

Of the 40 Rockwood School District high school seniors named Commended Scholars in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, 30 hail from the district's Eureka- and Wildwood-based high schools.

This year's recipients include:

Nick Aubrey, Eureka High School
Shovik Bandyopadhyay, Eureka High School
Savitha Baragada, Lafayette High School
Andrew Boal, Lafayette High School
Alexander Branchfield, Eureka High School
Adam Brown, Lafayette High School
Mallory Brown, Lafayette High School
Christopher Colletti, Eureka High School
Gretchen Cox, Lafayette High School
Kathryn Farmer, Eureka High School
Nicolette Frazer, Lafayette High School
Collin Glover, Lafayette High School
Edward Godbold, Lafayette High School
Nicholas Hakmiller, Lafayette High School
Bryan Haynes, Eureka High School
Korynne Hendges, Lafayette High School
Abby Hoffman, Eureka High School
Madison Hurst, Eureka High School
Austin Jansma, Eureka High School
Andrew Lakey, Eureka High School
Jeffrey Lazar, Eureka High School
Jerik Leung, Lafayette High School
Andrew Morris, Lafayette High School
Nicole Ownby, Lafayette High School
Devin Powell, Lafayette High School
Tomas Pramod, Lafayette High School
Kylie Ruprecht, Eureka High School
Sydelle Tockman, Eureka High School
Matthew Tucker, Eureka High School
Lauren Wright, Eureka High School

Commended students represent some of the most academically talented students in the nation, according to a Rockwood announcement. Although these students will not continue in the competition for 2013 National Merit Scholarships, they placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). 

About 34,000 students across the nation are recognized as Commended Scholars. 

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