Wicker excels on test

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By The Staff

Amanda Catherine Wicker, a student at Shelby County High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program after scoring in the top five percent of students taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

She is among some 34,000 students to receive recognition for excellent academic promise. More than 1.5 million students entered the competition by taking the test. Wicker will continue in the 2010 competition for the National Merit Scholarship.

Wicker, the daughter of Kent Wicker and Karen Quinn, was active in the Governor’s Scholars Program last summer and enjoys spending her time participating in drama, horseback riding and volunteering to help elementary school students with their work.