Toledo High School reported Sept. 24 student Timothy Goodwin has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program for exceptional academic promise.
Goodwin was listed among 34,000 other students in the top fifth percentile of those who took the 2012 SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, of which more than 1.5 million students participated nationally.
Those named as Commended Students are no longer contending for the National Merit Scholarship, but do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
"The young men and women being named as commended students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," read a statement released by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, based in Evanston, Ill. "Those 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."