Uxbridge resident, Emily Dill, has been named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. 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.
Emily is a senior at WCS, a member of the National Honor Society, a three-season athlete, and has been part of the WCS Strings program since elementary school. Emily’s official letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented by Tammi Gorman, Dean of Faculty and Instruction, in the presence of Emily’s parents, Tom and Ann Dill; Emily’s classmates; and twin sister, Sophia.
“We are so proud of Emily and her accomplishments,” said Gorman. “She is an amazing student, athlete, and friend. She gets energized by problem-solving and her enthusiasm for learning is contagious.”
Emily is building a laser and studying the properties of light for her Senior Capstone Project.
“She recently presented her project idea at UMASS Lowell to the Haiti Development Studies Center Advisory Board,” said Dr. Jillian Martin, WCS Mathematics and Engineering teacher. “The Center is interested in using what Emily develops in her Capstone Project to teach Haitian students about lasers and optics.”
Emily is currently exploring colleges for next year where she plans to study aerospace engineering.