Patrick Mulligan of Gahanna was one of four St. Francis DeSales High School seniors who recently were named commended students by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Patrick Mulligan of Gahanna was one of four St. Francis DeSales High School seniors who recently were named commended students by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Mulligan plans to pursue pre-medical studies at Ohio State University, the University of Dayton or Loyola University in Chicago.

The recognition is based on his PSAT test score from his junior year.