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Loveland, Ohio – Loveland High School students; Isaac Astifan, Jay Christian, Carolyn Clore, Benjamin Hicks, Natalie Hutchinson, and Ariela Moore have been named “Commended Students” by the National Merit Scholarship Program and recognized for their outstanding academic promise.

Established in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to NMSC are tax deductible by the donor. NMSC conducts the National

Merit® Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. Additionally, from 1965 to 2015, NMSC conducted the National Achievement® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for Black American high school students. (See the National Achievement Scholarship Program page for information about the program and its history.)

NMSC’s goals have remained constant since its inception:

  • to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students
  • to stimulate increased support for their education
  • to provide efficient and effective program management for organizations who wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships

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