Gunston School scholars named commended students

From left, Gunston students Sean Riley and Ethan Nuessle, both Class of 2021, display letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Standing with them is Head of School John Lewis.

CENTREVILLE — The Gunston School announced that seniors Sean Riley and Ethan Nuessle have received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

“Sean and Ethan have worked very hard to get this recognition and Gunston is extremely proud of them,” said John Lewis, Head of School.

Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a NMSC spokesperson stated. “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.”

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