DeLaSalle proudly salutes four additional seniors — Maya Adelgren, Sebastian Dominguez-Giron, Henry Fisher, and Tatianna Karkoc — who have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are recognized for their outstanding performance on the 2018 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Adelgren, Dominguez-Giron, Fisher, and Karkoc join classmates Abby Hames and Sydney Riley as 2019-20 honorees of the National Merit program. They are among 34,000 students nationwide receiving Letters of Commendation, from more than 1.6 million high school seniors who entered the 2020 competition. Commended students are recognized as among the top 2-5 percent in the country.
DeLaSalle President, Barry Lieske, noted the broad abilities and impact of the four Commended Students “In a wonderful senior class filled with student scholars, we congratulate Maya, Sebastian, Henry, and Tatiana. We particularly note the many ways in which these students have contributed significantly to our school as people. We are a better school because they are here. When we talk about `Living, Jesus, in our hearts,’ these students provide a shining example for all of us.”
All six DeLaSalle students recognized either as Semifinalists or Commended Students are members of the National Honor Society. They have been active leaders in an array of programs while at DeLaSalle: theatre, Lasallian Ministry, Islander Welcome Crew, Quiz Bowl, athletics, music and art programs, as student volunteers and more. Adelgren, Dominguez-Giron, Fisher, and Karkoc will also be formally recognized at the annual Academic Awards Program on November 6.
This marks the 18th consecutive year that multiple DeLaSalle students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program.
DeLaSalle congratulates all of these scholars, their parents, and their grade school teachers for the considerable effort that led to such outstanding performance. DeLaSalle is a Catholic, college preparatory high school, drawing its student body from over 125 Twin Cities middle schools. Over 98 percent of De graduates matriculate to college.