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Three Medway High School seniors commended by National Merit Scholarship Program

Medway High School seniors from left, Ian Alexander, Alexandra Montana and Ella Vargas were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. (Photo courtesy Medway Public Schools)

Medway High School Principal John Murray is pleased to announce that three MHS seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Commended Scholars Ian Alexander, Alexandra Montana and Ella Vargas are recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by scoring among the 50,000 highest scorers nationwide on the 2022 Preliminary/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

Alexander, Montana, and Vargas will receive letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, and from the district. 

“Congratulations to Ian, Alexandra and Ella for being recognized for their hard work and dedication,” said Principal Murray. “They have excelled in the classroom, and have contributed significantly to the Medway community inside and outside of school. I’m excited to see the great things they will do next.”

Ian Alexander is described as an exemplary student who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, compassion and dedication. He has taken many Honors and Advanced Placement courses and serves as a teaching assistant in a sophomore physics class. He serves as vice president of the National Honor Society and is a member of the Mahjong Club. He has also volunteered in the community by counting ballots at a local election, and has a part-time job at a local retirement community. He is interested in pursuing the field of architecture. 

Alexandra Montana is described as a determined, responsible, highly motivated and empathetic student. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Tri-Music Honor Society. She has an interest in the STEM field, specifically marine biology, and participated in a STEM Exploration course at the University of Maine last summer. She is a member of Medway High School’s Women in STEM organization, former historian and current president of the Science Olympiad, current vice president of the Math Team and Project Green, and current vice president of the Class of 2024. Additionally, she is a member of the Holliston-Medway Varsity Swim & Dive Team

Ella Vargas is described as having an unwavering commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability, and shows consistent determination, curiosity and empathy. She is a multi-year member of the Boston Children’s Chorus and has succeeded in many Honors and Advanced Placement courses.

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