WEST MILFORD-High School Senior Eugene Reda has been designated as a Commended Student in the 2005 National Merit Scholarship Program, announced Michael McCormick, principal of West Milford Township High School. About 34,000 students from throughout the nation are being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than one million students who entered the 2005 competition by taking the 2003 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. "The young men and women named Commended Students in the 2005 program exhibited outstanding academic performance for which they are being honored," commented a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Corporation. "We hope the recognition received by these scholastically talented students will encourage them to take advantage of opportunities for the continued pursuit of excellence. The nation will benefit from the full development of this valuable intellectual resource."