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Frederick student recognized by merit scholarship program

October 20, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. - Taylor McDowell, a senior at Saint John's Catholic Prep, has been named a commended student in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to McDowell.

About 34,000 commended students across the nation are being recognized for their academic promise.

They will not continue in the 2009 competition for National Merit Scholarships, but they were among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2009 competition by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Taylor is the son of Angela and Douglas McDowell of Frederick.

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