Elin R. Nelson, a senior at Falmouth Academy, is one of 12 Falmouth Academy students recognized by the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program because of their high scores on the qualifying test they took last fall. Elin was named a commended student. She is the daughter of Jeffrey Nelson and Dawne Charters-Nelson of Vineyard Haven. Of the more than 1.5 million high school juniors across the country who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test,34,000 were commended for their exceptional academic promise.