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Bolduc, Vorwerk earn National Merit® Commendation

Kristine Vorwerk and Kimberly Bolduc, both seniors at Gateway Regional High School. (Photo submitted)

Gateway Principal Jason Finnie announced today that Kimberly A. Bolduc and Kristine M. Vorwerk have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.
Bolduc is the daughter of Florence and Dennis Bolduc of Chester. Vorwerk is the daughter of Karin and Michael Vorwerk of Huntington. This is not the first time the two have received outside academic honors: the two were in the news last year for earning perfect MCAS scores in mathematics. Bolduc also earned perfect MCAS scores in English Language Arts and science.
They join about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation, who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
“Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation,” commented an NMSC spokesperson. “The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country, as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program. We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement.”
Members of the Class of 2013 may take the PSAT/NMSQT® on October 12th, which would position those students for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sophomores can also take the exam this year, and could re-take it as juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Students must register and pay for that exam in advance, at the Gateway High School Guidance Office.

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