National Merit Commended Student

National Merit Commended Student

September 28, 2018


Beaverton, OR – Mr. Travis Koch, Headmaster of St. Stephen’s Academy in Lake Oswego, announced this week that Evan Tsuei has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

“Evan’s accomplishments reflect his strong work ethic and his commitment to the learning process,” Mr. Koch said. “We look forward to watching his continued growth through this year and are excited to see the fruit of his considerable academic abilities in college and beyond.”

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women 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.”

St. Stephen’s Academy is a classical Christian school with campuses in Beaverton and Lake Oswego, Oregon, serving students in pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. The school is the only classical Christian school in the west side of Portland and has been serving the greater Portland area for nineteen years. Its campuses are located at 7275 SW Hall Boulevard, Beaverton, on the same site as Evergreen Presbyterian Church, and 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego, at Lake Bible Church.