Caledonia-Mumford Central School Connor Mooney

A Caledonia-Mumford High School senior has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program.

Connor Mooney will receive from High School Principal Dr. Rebekah Chenaille a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program.

“Connor Mooney is an exceptional young man,” Chenaille said. “He has such a gift for learning and honesty for testing. He is one of those students whose test scores have always shown the power of his thinking and reasoning.”

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for exceptional academic promise by placing among the top scorers of the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success, according to the NMSC.

The NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955, specifically to conduct the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds, along with about 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

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