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McAnally named a National Merit Commended Student

Sam McAnally of Elizabethtown, a senior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

Though he will not continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition, McAnally joins approximately 34,000 other seniors across the nation who were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their academic excellence. McAnally and other Commended Students placed in the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students who took the 2019 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.   

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. The Craft Academy's purpose is to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. The academic rigor of the Craft Academy challenges students to excel at their highest level through project-based STEM+X courses and hands-on learning experiences, with emphasis on innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement.  

For more information about the Craft Academy, visit, email or call 606-783-2093.