Five Medway High School Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
From left: Medway High School seniors and National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students Gustavo Mercier, Madeline Gagnon, Rebecca Chleboski, Sarah McCarthy and Sean Parrinello. (Photo courtesy Medway Public Schools)
Principal John Murray is pleased to announce that five Medway High School seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as Commended students: Rebecca Chleboski, Madeline Gagnon, Sarah McCarthy, Gustavo Mercier, and Sean Parrinello.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that recognizes students for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). In September, students were notified that they qualified as a Commended student.
“Congratulations to these seniors on this outstanding accomplishment,” Principal Murray said. “They are passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated students whose strong work ethic has led them to success both inside and outside of the classroom, and I am excited to see them recognized for their hard work.”
The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized five Medway seniors as Commended students:
Chleboski is the recipient of numerous scholastic awards, holds multiple leadership positions within school organizations and is a service-minded individual, assisting and volunteering in the community on a variety of projects. She is a three-year member and current president of the Science Olympiad, a four-year member and current treasurer of Women In Stem, and a four-year member and current vice president of the Math team. She serves as 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 fall play and spring musical.
Chleboski is a recipient of the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award; “Excellence Awards” in chemistry, chorus and Mandarin; Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence; and was a finalist in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. She plans to study medicine or engineering after graduating high school.
Gagnon has been selected to be part of the Peer Counseling Team, is a member of NHS and is involved with UNICEF, Science Olympiad and the 40% Club. Her academic commitment has earned her many recognitions including numerous scholastic awards and excellence awards in Spanish, mathematics and human body systems. She is also the recipient of the High Honors Merit Certificate from the Society of Women Engineers. Outside of school she participates in Karate and has danced for many years recreationally and competitively. She has also held the role of captain of her dance team.