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Sayler honored by National Merit Scholarship Program

MEYERSDALE - Miss Elizabeth Sayler has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program for her outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test administered in 2020. 


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 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).


“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” explained 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 this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”


Sayler is the daughter of April and Tim Kretchman and John Sayler. A senior at MAHS, Sayler is the Senior Class President; and Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, The Raider Review. She is a member of the National Honor Society, school musical cast and Red Raider Marching Band. Sayler is a member of the Cross Country team and keeps stats for the Varsity Boys Basketball team. As a member of the MAHS Choir, she has qualified and participated in District and Regional Chorus festivals. Her volunteer work includes serving as a student tutor and a summer camp counselor at Camp Allegheny.


Following graduation, Sayler plans to attend a four-year university major in Psychology as part of her plan to further her education in pre-med.


“As the high school principal it is gratifying to see such a hard working, academically driven young lady such as Elizabeth receive this distinguished award.  Her academic achievements are matched by her personal integrity and character,” John Wiltrout, MAHS Principal added. “I am thrilled to offer my congratulations to Elizabeth for receiving this academic honor.”