Anchen Schulz, Ph.D., principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, announced that (left to right) Suzanne Carpenter, Christopher Anderson and Julia Lundeen have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from Archbishop Carroll and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

“Christopher, Suzanne, and Julia, each in their own unique way, embody the very essence of scholarship, service, leadership and community, all of which define our faith-centered high school,” said Dr. Schulz. “As Commended Merit Scholars, they have set the mark high and will continue to do so as they move through life making a difference in the world. We are so very proud of these outstanding students!”

Christopher is the son of Keith and Lori Anderson. He resides in King of Prussia. He has two brothers. His younger brother is a member of the Carroll Class of 2020. Suzanne is the daughter Robert and Karen Carpenter. She lives in Springfield (Delaware County). She is the oldest of six children, two of whom are Carroll students. Julia is the daughter of Steve Lundeen and Jennifer Driscroll. She lives in Media and is a member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish. Her brother, William, is a member of the Carroll Class of 2016.

“Incredibly proud of Christopher, Suzanne, and Julia, earning the prestigious commended status,” said Frank Fox ’77, Carroll president. “Along with 64 National Honor Society members in the class of 2018, they represent the deepest and most talented academic class in Archbishop Carroll’s storied 50-year history.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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