Principal Stephen Imbusch, of Walpole High School, announced that Miles Ahmed, Brigham Byerly, Lauren Celardo, Aayush Mathur and Aishwarya Velu were named commended students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to these seniors.

About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2020 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 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.