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Roger Bacon Senior named National Merit Scholar Commended Student

Congratulations to Roger Bacon senior Olivia Radecki for earning the distinction of being named a National Merit Scholar Commended Student for 2022. More than 1.5 million students nationally take the PSAT/NMSQT. Of this, only 3% qualify for recognition as a Commended student. Olivia missed being named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist by just a single point.

Olivia is a member of the Assisi Scholar Honors Program at Roger Bacon, and is also very involved in the Drama Guild. Olivia was also recently recognized as a "distinguished scholar" by Xavier University, which is among the schools she is considering along with Miami of OH and the University of Cincinnati. Olivia plans to study English, and would potentially like to work as a Speech Pathologist. Olivia credits her incredible teachers, such as Dr. Paul "Doc" Wittekind, with her academic success, as well as the support of her fellow students, such as her close friends in the Drama Guild and the Assisi Scholar Program.