Three seniors at Burnsville High School (BHS) are among the most academically-talented scholars in the country based upon their performance in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program.
Approximately 1.5 million students across the country took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), and 50,000 are now being recognized for their outstanding scores.
Rachel Floersch, Charlotte Gude and Reed Miller have been named as Commended Students, a designation that goes to fewer than 3.5 percent of those who took the test.
"These students have earned significant academic recognition — the type that is noticed by admission offices at colleges and universities," said Ashley Welke, a counselor at Burnsville High School. "They can take great pride in this accomplishment."
All three are now applying to colleges. As they look to the future, Rachel is considering becoming a physician's assistant, Reed may go into engineering, and Charlotte is undecided at this point.