LBHS congratulates four National Merit Commended Students

LBHS congratulates four National Merit Commended Students photo
Four Long Beach High School seniors have been recognized as National Merit Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Lauren Bulik, Joshua Kapilian, Jack Palmer and Thomas Walsh represent the nation’s pool of highest scorers on the 2017 PSAT, which was taken by more than 1.6 million students. 

All four students are National Honor Society members and International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates who excel in multiple areas in addition to academics. Lauren is president of the Key Club, an editor for the Fragments literary magazine and an award-winning science research participant. Joshua serves as president of the Math Club and a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, was recently selected to the NYSSMA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble and All-State Orchestra and has achieved awards for his science research as well. Jack, a skilled athlete, is captain of the boys varsity volleyball team and has received All-County distinctions. Thomas is president of Tri-M and DECA, is an officer for the National Honor Society and was selected to the NYSSMA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble and All-State Mixed Chorus. 

Approximately 34,000 earned the Commended Student distinction in acknowledgment of their academic promise.