Peter K. Timmins of Milton, a senior at Boston College High School, earned recognition as a commended scholar in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Timmins is among the top 5 percent of all students taking the PSAT/NMSQT test nation-wide, and one of 22 Boston College High seniors chosen.
That honor is no small one, especially in Massachusetts. The Bay State is among the most difficult states in which to achieve this honor – the cutoff score is tied for the highest in the country.
“We recognize these gentlemen for their demonstrated pursuit of excellence,” Boston College High Principal Stephen Hughes wrote in a statement. “We hold them up as models and reminders for all of us, as we seek the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our lives.”