Crosby students receive National Merit commendations

Brynna CoVan and Georgia Jensen, with CHS Principal Jason Davila
Brynna CoVan and Georgia Jensen, with CHS Principal Jason Davila

CROSBY – Two Crosby High School students have just made their mark in the academic world. Seniors Brynna CoVan and Georgia Jensen have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, a national academic competition for high school students.

Georgia and Brynna were among 34,000 students to be recognized for their exceptional academic promise. This is a great achievement for both students as more than 1.5 million high school students enter the competition each year.

The two students qualified for the National Merit Scholarship Program by achieving an impressive score on the PSAT/NMSQT or Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Brynna spent many late nights studying the material. “It was a big relief to know my hard work paid off,” she said.

“These students represent a valuable national resource,” commented a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program. “We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Crosby High School Principal, Mr. Jason Davila, celebrated the students’ achievements with a ceremony earlier this month. Brynna and Georgia received their Letter of Commendation as well as balloons and flowers.

Mr. Davila said, “Crosby High School and all of Crosby ISD could not be prouder of their accomplishments. They are two members of the Class of 2022 doing extraordinary things every day.”

Georgia was touched by the gesture. “It definitely means a lot.”

Georgia and Brynna are both seniors, and they both have big dreams. Georgia is planning to attend Amherst College in Massachusetts to pursue a career in law, focusing on civil rights. Brynna plans to enter the medical field. She wants to attend Texas A&M University, majoring in biomedical science.