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Oriskany Student Named Commended Student 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

Ryan Donahue

As announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Ryan Donohue, the son of Edward and Kimberly Donohue and a high school senior at Oriskany Jr./Sr. High School has been named a Commended Student. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented by the Principal Andrew Kennedy.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not participate in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“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 schools 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.”