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Hagenbach Named a National Merit Commended Student

October 26th, 2021

Dr. Julian Petzold announced today that VL Senior Trenton Hagenbach has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 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 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“I was excited to hear that Trenton was receiving a commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program,” said Dr. Lisa Meyers, Academic Dean at Valley Lutheran.  “He has an exceptional academic record that demonstrates dedication to scholarship and a consistent work ethic.  Trenton is certainly looking to the future as he will graduate with 11 credits in math and science and 3 Advanced Placement courses.  I know that the National Merit commendation is a high honor and I congratulate him for this remarkable achievement.”

A spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation commented, “Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.  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.”

The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.