Nathan Essex, principal at Auburn High School, announced that Gwen Squires has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Squires, a senior at AHS, will receive a letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program.

Around 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.