Five Medway High School Students Recognized By National Merit Scholarship Program



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Left to Right: Students at Medway High School and the National Scholarship Program congratulated students Gustavo Mercier, Madeline Gagnon, Rebecca Chleboski, Sarah McCarthy and Sean Parrinello. (Photo courtesy of Medway Public Schools)

MEDWAY – Principal John Murray is pleased to announce that five high school students from Medway High School have been recognized by the National Scholarship Program as Recommended Students.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that rewards students for their outstanding performance in the preliminary qualifying test for the SAT / National Merit Scholarship (PSAT / NMSQT). In September, the students were informed that they qualified as a recommended student.

“. “They are passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated students whose strong work ethic has led them to success inside and outside the classroom, and I am delighted to see them recognized for their hard work.

The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized five Medway seniors as recommended students:

Rebecca Chleboski

Chleboski is the recipient of numerous school awards, holds several leadership positions in school organizations, and is a service-minded person, helping and volunteering in the community on a variety of projects. She has been a three-year member and current president of the Science Olympiad, four-year member and current treasurer of Women In Stem, and four-year member and current vice-president of the Math team. She is a peer counselor, is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS) and Tri-M, a four-year member of TADA (Tolerance, Acceptance, Diversity Alliance), and has participated in both the play d fall and the spring musical. .

Chleboski is the recipient of the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award; “Excellence Award” in chemistry, choir and mandarin; Award of Excellence from the Congress of Future Medical Leaders; and was a finalist in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. She plans to study medicine or engineering after graduating from high school.

Madeline Gagnon

Gagnon has been selected to be part of the peer counseling team, is a member of the NHS and is involved with UNICEF, the Science Olympiad and the 40% club. His academic commitment has earned him numerous recognitions, including numerous academic awards and prizes for excellence in Spanish, mathematics and human body systems. She is also a recipient of the High Honors Merit Certificate from the Society of Women Engineers. Outside of school, she practices karate and has danced recreationally and competitively for many years. She also held the role of captain of her dance team.

Sarah mccarthy

McCarthy strives for and has achieved academic excellence while taking rigorous courses, which will include a total of 10 honors and eight advanced placement courses upon graduation. She has been inducted into the NHS and teaches her peers and received the Wellesley Scholars Book Award. McCarthy is also creative and expresses his passions by singing for the Central District Choir. She’s on the cross country and track teams, a member of Project Green, TADA and UNICEF, and also works at a local cafe.

Gustavo Mercier

Mercier is an exceptional student and has taken many specialized and advanced level courses, in addition to electives in the STEM field through the Lead the Way project. Mercier has been inducted into the NHS, named AP Fellow with Distinction, and recipient of the George Eastman Young Leaders Award from the University of Rochester.

Mercier explored his passion for science and computing by enrolling in iD Tech Camps at St. Mark’s High School, a UCLA summer institute, as well as courses at Rice University and Harvard University. In addition, he is a member of the Student Council, is a class treasurer, founded the Video Game Club, and participates in the Science Olympiad, Anime Cub, Gaming Club, and the Medway League of Legends team.

Sean Parrinello

Parrinello has performed exceptionally well in the classroom and has a particular interest in the STEM field, often pushing himself further by taking additional electives. Upon graduation, he will have completed 10 specialized level courses and nine advanced level courses. He is a three-season student-athlete participating in football, lacrosse and hockey. His hard work has earned him the respect of his coaches and teammates. To share his enthusiasm for the sport and give back to the community, Parrinello has also volunteered as a role model and mentor for the Central Massachusetts Outlaws Hockey organization, helping teach young children to skate and help them be safe. ice cream for the first time. He is also a member of the National Honors Society, the student council and the fishing club.

There are approximately 34,000 students recommended in the 67th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These students will receive letters of recommendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Some recommended students may also become applicants for corporate and business sponsored scholarships.

Additional information on the program and available scholarships can be found here.



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