Gulledge named a Commended Student

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Margaret "Meg" Gulledge is a senior at Coahulla Creek High School.

Margaret "Meg" Gulledge of Coahulla Creek High School has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

This scholastically talented senior received letters of commendation from Coahulla Creek and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, for "demonstrating outstanding potential for academic success," according to a press release for NMSC.

Gulledge is one of about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Commended 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," according to the NMSC. "We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

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