Cooper M. '21 Named National Merit Commended Student

Geoffrey Bowman

Congratulations to Cooper M.‘21, who has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, 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 (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "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. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

During his time at SRDS, Cooper has worked as the layout editor for The Rebel Report, the school paper, and has been a member of the theater program, choir, Rebelvisions, did tech for the TEDxYouth@SRDS events, and competed on the tennis team.  Outside of school, Mallow is an avid creator, enjoying 3D printing, maker projects, logo design, and is self-taught in CAD (Computer Aided Design) software.  He is a multi-talented student earning departmental awards in history and science for the 2019-2020 school year, and he plans to pursue engineering in college.