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Commended in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Riley HoltKudos to our Commended Students! – November 15, 2021

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Seniors Riley Holt of Uxbridge (Engineering & Robotics), Noelle (Ellie) McDonald of Grafton (Construction Technology), and Thomas J. O'Leary of Millbury (Electronics) have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 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 school 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.”

Noelle McDonald







Thomas OLeary