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Gresham Connors Named Commended Student by NMSC

posted Sep 18, 2017, 10:21 AM by Arthur Adamakos   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 10:22 AM ]

Gresham Connors ('18) has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, has been presented by the principal 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 2018 competition for the 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).

"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 the pursuit of academic success."

Important Google Update: New Login Procedure for Students

posted Aug 26, 2012, 6:42 PM by Liane St. Laurent   [ updated Jun 6, 2013, 4:50 AM by Arthur Adamakos ]

After a successful pilot program in 2011/12, all students will be provided with Google Apps for Education accounts in 2012/13. In order to provide greater privacy and security for students, all old student Google accounts have been moved to a new area. Starting August 28, 2012 students will not be able to access their old accounts. All students have been assigned new usernames and passwords. 

Students logging in for the first time: please review the login information in this announcement. More information about Google Apps for Education can also be found at

What is Google Apps for Education? Read more HERE.

New email address:

Initial default passwords: Initial default passwords for students will be based on the following formula: bmmddyyyy. For example, if your birthday is October 6, 1995 the password is b10061995. Students who change their account  password and then forget their login information can request a reset through the Assistance Request Form

Usernames: Usernames will follow the same naming convention as in the old accounts and will be a combination of your Year of Graduation (YOG) and your name.

  Example   Description  Name, YOG  Username
 1  simple first/last  Jane Doe, 2013  13jane.doe
 2  double last, no hyphen  Jane Doe Smith, 2013  13jane.doesmith
 3  double last, hyphenated   Jane Doe-Smith, 2013  13jane.doe-smith
 4  apostrophe in last name  Jane O'Doe, 2013  13jane.odoe
 5  apostrophe in first name  L'Jane Doe, 2013  13ljane.doe
 6  period in name  Jane St. Doe, 2013  13jane.stdoe

Transferring Data From Old Accounts: Documents, Mail, Sites, etc. can still be retrieved from old accounts by an account administrator. Students who wish to transfer documents, mail, etc. from their old accounts to their new accounts must request assistance through the Assistance Request Form. If you do not wish to save any items from your old account it will be closed completely.

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