Luokkala honored by merit program

GWINN – Brooke Luokkala, a senior at Gwinn High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented to Luokkala.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized. Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.