RUTLAND--Mount St. Joseph Academy senior R. Tyler Sanborn has been named a commended student in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program for placing in the top five percent of students tested nationwide.
"Tyler Sanborn is a well-rounded student and an exemplary representative of MSJ," Principal Paolo Zancanaro stated, adding he also is the president of the National Honor Society and Student Government, captain of the golf team, and a Sole of MSJ's Shoestring Theater.
Sanborn is one of about 34,000 Commended Students being recognized nationwide for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2010 competition by taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT\National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT\NMSQT), although they will not continue in the 2010 competition for National Merit Scholarships.
A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Zancanaro to Sanborn as a scholastically talented senior.