RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School Principal Matt Gilbert recognized sophomores and juniors for their performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) at a schoolwide assembly.

Gilbert explained, “Our school’s overall performance on the PSAT has improved. Our juniors’ college readiness rating is the highest in our area. We believe in celebrating those students who had an outstanding performance on the PSAT.”

He continued, “A score of 55 or higher on math, reading, or writing demonstrates an exceptional level of academic achievement.”

He called the students to the stage and presented them with a certificate and a coupon for a free pizza.

Juniors who scored 55 or higher on the math test included Eduardo Estaban, Ryley Flynn, Madeleine Kaubrys, Austin Oswald, Michael Provencher, Curtis Steele and Brooke Sweetser.

High math scorers in the sophomore class included Riley Bell, Peter Cogley, McKenzie Fulton, Emily Laubauskas, Nicholas Newman, Jesse Pelletier, Julia Perry and Julianne Petrie

Juniors Holden Blauvelt, Maria Drew, Joshua Maillet, and Ronald Russell and sophomores Abigail LaBrash and Travis Moore were recognized for high scores in reading.

Gilbert said, “If a student earns a score above 55 on multiple exams, they are in an even more elite class of academic achievement and will be eligible to compete as a National Merit Scholar. MVHS is very proud to have three students meet that criteria.”

The high combined scorers included junior Eric Deanis and sophomores John Pepin and Emma Somers.

More than 3.6 million students across the country take the PSAT each year. The test prepares them for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). It is also the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.

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