Oakville High senior named Commended Student

Oakville High senior Candace Bonifer has been named a Commended Student in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from Oak-ville High and the National Merit Schol-arship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented student, according to a news release.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

Although she will not continue in the 2006 competition for Merit Scholarship awards, Bonifer placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Her parents are Robin and Steve Bonifer.