TOWNSEND — North Middlesex Regional High School Principal Timothy McMahon is pleased to announce a student has been recognized as a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program
Senior Townsend G. Southard Pantano, of Pepperell, earned the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program’s Commended Student designation after placing among the top 50,000 scorers who entered by completing the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). More than 1.5 million students took the test in 2019.
Pantano is one of about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for exceptional academic promise. He is a member of NMRHS’ Model United Nations, as well as the math, tennis and ski teams. He also participates in dual enrollment at Fitchburg State university.
“We are all very proud of Townsend for this incredible accomplishment,” Principal McMahon said. “The PSAT/NMSQT is a challenging exam, and being among the top 50,000 scorers to complete it is truly remarkable.”