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Richland Collegiate HS student commended 

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Craig Hinkle, principal of Richland Collegiate High School, recently announced that Isra Abdulwadood of Garland, a Richland Collegiate High School student, has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Abdulwadood joins some 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation and four other RCHS students who are all being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Hinkle will present this scholastically talented senior a Letter of Commendation from Richland Collegiate High School and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Abdulwadood will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented an NMSC spokesperson. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role these 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.”

Richland Collegiate High School is a school designed to provide a rigorous academic experience for high school juniors and seniors. Students complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science and engineering or visual, performing and digital arts. These students can potentially graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate degree, prepared to transfer to a four-year university. Tuition and books are free, making RCHS an educational and affordable choice.

For more information on the Richland Collegiate High School, visit richlandcollege.edu/rchs/