Shelton School senior Matt Matsil has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). A letter of commendation from Shelton and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), has been presented to Matsil.
Some 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT / NMSQT).
Says Upper School Head Jenny Cheatham, “Matt is an impressive young man with a wide array of talents and achievements. He is grounded, humble and a natural leader in academics, athletics and fine arts. We are excited to see what the future holds for Matt and are honored to have been a part of his journey.” Matt is applying to several schools at this time and plans to major in communications.
“These Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a national resource, and we hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they pursue further academic success.”
Matsil, who came to Shelton in 2012 as a seventh-grader, can next be found portraying Demetrius in Shelton’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.