Roman Ruiz a Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
10/04/2017

Seguin High School student Roman Ruiz has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program according to Principal Hector Esquivel.

A Letter of Commendation from Seguin High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented by Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez to the scholastically talented senior on Oct. 4.

About 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 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 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“In being named a Commended student, Roman has demonstrated outstanding potential for continued academic success. He represents a valuable national resource. We recognize his accomplishments, as well as the key roles his teachers play in his academic development, for the continued advancement of academic excellence in Seguin High School, Seguin ISD, Texas and across the nation. We hope that Roman’s success will help broaden his future educational opportunities as he continues his journey toward academic excellence,” Esquivel said.

In March, Ruiz was selected as a National Hispanic Scholar under the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program. He earned an invitation to apply for the prestigious program after scoring in the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT exam takers in the region.

Roman is a member of the Matador Band and National Junior Honor Society. His parents are John and Lorie Ruiz of Seguin.