Upland Christian Academy Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program


The high school principal, Allie Carico, of Upland Christian Academy announced today that Taylor Purdy has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented on Thursday, September 26 by Principal Carico and Guidance Counselor, Mark Williams to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 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.”

Upland Christian Academy is a WASC accredited college preparatory school located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The school serves over 400 students in grades K-12. Students come from Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and the surrounding Inland Empire communities. As of fall 2011, the school has opened enrollment to international students from all over the world. UC Academy’s mission is to educate students by integrating academic excellence with a Christian worldview, equipping them to impact their world for Christ.



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Allie Carico
High School Principal
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Director of Marketing and Development
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