2016-10-06 / Community News

TA senior given top honor

Lucy Macomber Lucy Macomber Headmaster Rene Menard of Thornton Academy announced that senior Lucy Macomber of Saco, at left, has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented by the headmaster to Macomber.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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