TOWNSEND — Superintendent Brad Morgan and Principal Timothy McMahon are pleased to announce that North Middlesex Regional High School senior Zachary Aster has been named a Commended Student by the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Around 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation have been recognized this year. Though Commended Students do not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, they placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students who took the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Aster received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
“On behalf of the North Middlesex community, I would like to congratulate Zach on this incredible accomplishment. The PSAT is a challenging exam and he should be so proud,” said Principal McMahon. “If the results of this exam are any indication of the future, I am confident Zach will go on to do many great things.”
At North Middlesex Regional High School, Aster is a member of Math Club, Tennis Club, Jazz Band, Wind Symphony and Relay for Life. He plans to study math and economics in college. Outside of school, he works at Doherty’s Garage as a gas attendant.