Whitman Honors Their ‘Commended’ Students

Left to right: Principal John Murphy, Rachel Vaughan, Aisha Majid, Tiffany Chuen, Graham Lunt and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos.
Left to right: Principal John Murphy, Rachel Vaughan, Aisha Majid, Tiffany Chuen, Graham Lunt and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos.

Walt Whitman’s National Merit Commended students Rachel Vaughan, Aisha Majid, Tiffany Chuen, and Graham Lunt were honored recently for their high achievement on the PSAT. More than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 national high scorers on the PSAT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. “This is especially rewarding because we have not had this many ‘Commended’ students in a couple years,” said Principal John Murphy.   Together with Whitman’s other National Merit Semi-finalists, the high-performing high school has eight seniors in this year’s prestigious academic competition for recognition and scholarships. “It is evident that since an early age these seniors have identified themselves as students in the forefront of academic excellence and we are very proud of them.”