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Commended Students recognized in National Merit Program

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.

Twenty-two Edina High School students have been selected as Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students place among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Although these students will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, they are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

The following students have been named Commended Students:

  • Patrick Bennett
  • Rory Conway
  • Sara Defor
  • Zachary Djanin
  • Emma Hudson
  • Sasha Lessin-Burris
  • Maria Linder
  • Ellen Mi
  • Abdikarim Mohamed
  • Edgar O'Brien
  • Eric Ouyang
  • Margaret Randall
  • Eric Seng
  • Cole Statz
  • Luke Swain
  • Evan Tessmer-Tuck
  • Benjamin Tietjen
  • Katherine Wetmore
  • Ellen Whalen
  • Jamie Yuan
  • Sophia Zak
  • Bowen Zheng