National Merit 2016
Pepperell senior Daniel Lovell is a National Merit Commended Student
Posted on 10/16/2015
Daniel Lovell
Daniel Lovell, a senior at Pepperell High School, has been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program for 2016.  Lovell joins approximately 34,000 other teens across the country earning the national recognition.  Commended Students are recognized by National Merit for their exceptional academic promise.  Although Lovell will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, he may be a candidate for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.  Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students entering the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2015.

Lovell is no stranger to academic accolades during his school career.  He was named an AP Scholar with Honor by the College Board earlier this school year.  He was also part of a PHS team that placed first in computer game and simulation at the Georgia FBLA conference during the summer. In the spring, Lovell was the top individual scorer, top student in the Honors Division and led his Pepperell team to a first place finish in the annual Academic Decathlon for Floyd County Schools.  He was also high scorer in the event in economics, social science, science and art.  
   
Commended Students scored at or above the commended level, but below their state or selection unit's Semifinalist qualifying scores. Lovell and the other Commended Students received a Letter of Commendation from the National Scholarship Program.