Marian Announces Three National Merit Commended Students


Marian High School announced that Seniors Hope Chase, Katerina Kornievskaia, and Margaret Perr’tiangha have been named commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Stacey Cushman, academic dean, to these scholastically talented seniors.
Hope Chase is a member of the National Honor Society, BEAM&R, Ambassador Club, Marian Melodies, Marian Rice Players, and Model United Nations at Marian. A volunteer juror for the Teen Court program at the 48th and 51st District Courts for three years, Hope worked with first-time juvenile offenders who committed misdemeanor offenses. She has also spent the last two summers taking Advanced Placement classes at Princeton University and Stanford University through the Junior Statesmen of America program.
 
Katerina Kornievskaia is a member of the National Honor Society, Friends of the Earth, Marian Melodies, and Marian Rice Players. Her art won the People’s Choice Award at the IHM Living Water competition in Monroe.  She was select to be the alumni speaker at the 2017 Japhet School graduation ceremony, and she has volunteered at both Japhet School and Evergreen Health and Living Center.
 
Margaret Perr’tiangha is a member of the National Honor Society, Friends of the Earth, Pastoral Team, and STEM Club at Marian.  In addition, she is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and President of Marian’s Forensic Science Club. A member of the track and field team, Margaret has volunteered at South Oakland Shelter and Evergreen Health and Living Center.
 
About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 20146Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
 
“The young men and women 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.”
 
Located in Bloomfield Hills, Marian High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The mission of Marian High School is to ensure an excellent education within a Christian environment, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values. 
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Marian High School

7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
PHONE: (248) 644-1750
Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.

An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.