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Tewksbury High Students Honored By 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Sep 29, 2015 01:58PM ● By Bill Gilman

From left, David Harne TMHS Guidance Counselor, Kristen Vogel TMHS Principal, Aria Porzio, Katherine Adelsberger, Kennan Daniel TMHS Guidance Counselor. Courtesy photo.

The Principal, Kristen Vogel, of Tewksbury Memorial High School announced today that Katherine Adelsberger and Aria Porzio have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, were presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. 

“We are very proud of Katherine and Aria’s performance on the PSATs last fall. They are exceptional students and young women,” said Kristen Vogel Principal Tewksbury Memorial High School. 

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for national Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). 

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

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