CCHS Principal Tracy Mardis with Zachary Williams, a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program
Zachary K. Williams, a senior at Coahulla Creek High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was present to this scholastically talented senior.
According to the NMSC, approximately 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized this year for exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 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,” said 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.”
“We are certainly proud of Zach and this recognition,” said Tracy Mardis, principal at Coahulla Creek High School. “To be recognized as a Commended Student places him in about the top five percent of the students nationwide. He is a very intelligent young man with a bright future ahead of him. Zach works hard in all that he does and is a great student.”
Zach is a also a member of the swim team at CCHS, Beta Club, National Honors Society, Student Government, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and a Presidential Scholar Candidate.