National Merit


Congratulations North Shore Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit ® Scholarship Program

Principal Eric Contreras along with Director of Counseling Mr. Daniel Doherty of North Shore High School recently announced that the following four North Shore High School seniors including Ethan Fichtl, Maya Ikawa, Annette Park, and Jack Potter were recognized for exceptional academic promise as Commended Students in the 2023 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 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship award, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 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.”  

Mr. Dan Doherty, Director of Counseling said, “Beyond their test scores, they are leaders amongst their peers, high achieving students and accomplished musicians and athletes. We are so proud of their accomplishments both in and out of the classroom and look forward to hearing about all their future successes.”


Article and photos by Shelly Newman