BHS Commended Students

Two Senior Boys honored as Commended Students for PSAT performance
Posted on 10/12/2022

Commended Students in the 

2023 National Merit Scholarship Program


Berlin High School Principal Eileen Eustis announced today that two students have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program:  Adriano Rasmussen and Donovan Yeung.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

From advanced and honors to AP and UConn ECE courses, Donovan Yeung has challenged himself academically since entering Berlin High School.  Donovan is a member of the Berlin High School swim and tennis teams, and is a cofounder/ president of the BHS Coding Club.  After graduation he plans to major in computer science.

Adriano Rasmussen has taken advantage of extensive advanced, honors, AP, and UConn ECE course offerings throughout his tenure in high school.  Along with Donovan, Adriano helped co-found the BHS Coding Club and he is a section leader in the school band.  Upon graduation Adriano hopes to attend college in the Boston area to study applied physics.

 About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“Those 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.”