Commended students

Worcester Preparatory’s Head of School Randal Brown recently announced that Maya Natesan and Grace Schwartz have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the Head of School to these seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  

Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Officer graduates

Twenty jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline counties recently graduated in the 102nd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.

Beth A. Forsyth of the Worcester County Jail and Detention Center was one of the graduates.

Airman graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Carl A. Echols recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Echols is the son of Melinda and Carl Echols of Berlin. He is a 2017 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin.

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