Jacqueline Purtell, a senior at Gaston Christian High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their outstanding potential for academic success.  Jacqueline, the daughter of Mark and Ingrid Purtell, serves as editor of the school yearbook and co-captain of the Mock Trial teams in addition to involvement in multiple GCS organizations.