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Elizabeth Rankin recognized as Commended Student

Marc Talbot, Pembroke High School Principal, announced earlier this month, that senior Elizabeth Rankin has been named as a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to Rankin earlier this month.

Rankin has not only demonstrated her potential in this competition but with her many achievements during her time at Pembroke High School. Rankin is an active member of the Model UN Club, Amnesty International, and the French Club. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. Elizabeth was chosen and participated in the Girls State Leadership program in 2019, participated in the Boston Invitational Model United Nations Conference in 2019 and was nominated as James Otis Scholar. She has also received In Undergraduate Excellence Awards in Visual Arts, AP English Language & Composition and French. In addition to her many academic achievements, she is also a well-respected student-athlete known for her abilities as a Varsity Cross Country and Track star.

Over 1.5 million students took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

About 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized by school districts throughout the nation for their remarkable academic promise. Although these students will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students. Those students who receive the recognition of Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding for potential success.