Nevada High School Principal Kody Asmus announced last week that Malachi Hornbuckle, a Nevada High School senior, has been named a Commended Student in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Last Thursday, Asmus presented Hornbuckle with a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).


About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


According to Nevada High School Counselor Jeff Baker, “Since the class of 2002, Nevada High School has had 17 students recognized through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the 17, 11 were ‘Commended’ and six were ‘Scholar.’ Prior to 2002, only 13 students total (from 1957 to 1992) had gained this recognition.”