June 24, 2018


Alison Fiorini named National Merit Commended Student

Sept. 22, 2017


photo of Alison Fiorini Duanesburg High School senior Alison Fiorini has been named a 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student after placing among the top 3% nationally of more than 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

After graduation, Fiorini said she plans to study law because "It's an interesting way to help people using the existing government and court system and to change lives in a meaningful way."

Fiorini received a letter of commendation from her school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). According to the NMSC, "The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. 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 this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."