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2024 KHS National Merit Commended Students Named

Posted on: October 4, 2023
KHS 2024 National Merit Commended Students Johnathan VonAllmen and Mackenzie Beck

The National Merit qualifying program recently recognized 34,000 commended students throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise.

We are very pleased to announce that two of those chosen are Kings High School Seniors, Mackenzie Beck and Johnathan VonAllmen.

Although these students will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarships, they placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. The highest possible score on the PSAT/NMSQT is 228, and to reach the level of commended, a student needs a score between 207 and 219. 

A spokesperson from the National Merit organization said, “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.”

Mackenzie is the daughter of Kristen and David Beck. Her current GPA is 4.47. While she is still undecided on a major, Mackenzie is considering The Ohio State University, University of Tennessee, and Miami University.

While in high school, Mackenzie participates in Varsity Women's Soccer and Lacrosse, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, RAISE Team, Spanish Club, and Kings Freshman Camp.

Johnathan is the son of Christine and Keith VonAllmen. His future plans include studying Paleontology at either the University of Chicago, Yale University, The Ohio State University, or the University of Cincinnati. His current GPA is 4.43. At KHS he is involved in Kings Theatre, Ski Club, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and he is the President of the Dungeons & Dragons Club.

Congratulations to Mackenzie and Johnathan!