Two Watershed School juniors, Declan Donnelly and Ben Moon-Black, have been notified they are among the 50,000 highest PSAT test scorers in the nation for the graduating class of 2015.

Every year high school students around the country enter the annual competition for recognition and awards by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, usually in the fall of their junior year. Currently, about 1.5 million students meet requirements to enter each annual National Merit Program. Some 50,000 students earn PSAT/NMSQT scores that qualify them for program recognition, according the the National Merit program website.

High school principals were notified in April of qualifiers among current juniors. In the fall, at the beginning of their senior year, these high scorers are notified that they have been designated as either Commended Students or Semifinalists.

This is the 5th year in Watershed’s 11-year history in which the school has had at least one qualifier among the junior class.

Declan Donnelly and his parents, Deb and Mike Donnelly, are residents of Rockland and Ben Moon-Black is son of Vicky Black and Jean Moon of Damariscotta.