HAMDEN – Sacred Heart Academy senior Elizabeth Lamont has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The daughter of Angus and Catherine Lamont of Hamden, Miss Lamont is among approximately 34,000 students to receive this distinction based on their exceptional academic promise and their achievement on the PSAT, taken during their junior year.
Commended Students place among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students entering the competition.
“These students have demonstrated outstanding potential and represent a valuable national resource,” according to a press release from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
Sister Kathleen Mary Coonan of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, ’76, principal, said, “We extend congratulations to Elizabeth on her strong performance in this highly competitive program. Sacred Heart is proud.”
Founded in 1946 by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacred HeartAcademy prepares young women in grades nine through 12 for learning, service and achievement in a global society.
With 500 students from more than 80 schools and 60 towns in Connecticut, Sacred Heart Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.