Guerin, Hill, Moore among top 50,000 of 1.5 million PSAT-takers

DUDLEY — Three local students have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to their high school principal.

Shepherd Hill Regional High School Principal William F. Chaplin, Jr., announced that a letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented to “these scholastically talented seniors” last week. The three local students were Hannah Guerin, Madison Hill, and Ryan Moore.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for the exceptional academic promise, Chaplin explained in a statement. Although these students will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, these Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“Those 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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