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Senior Keya S. Amundsen has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Amundsen, a senior at Waterville Senior High School, is the daughter of Minakshi and Ole Amundsen.

A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented to Amundsen.

Throughout the nation about 34,000 commended students were recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, commended students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.