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January 22, 2013

GLOUCESTER PEOPLE

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Lizzie McClennon, Andrew Murdock, Michaela Murdock and Lily Wildrick have been named to the fall term honor roll at Brookwood School in Manchester.

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Margaret Muniz has been named to the 2012 fall term dean’s list at Curry College in Milton.

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Maurice A. McCabe Schmelzer, a senior at Boston College High School, has been placed among the top 5 percent of students in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.

Maurice is one of 3,000 outstanding National Achievement Program participants who will be brought to the attention of about 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

“We recognize Maurice for his demonstrated pursuit of excellence,” said BC High Principal Stephen Hughes ‘73. “We hold up all 22 students, who excelled in the exam, as models and reminders for all of us, as we seek the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our lives.”

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Pvt. Jeremy Meunsaveng, son of Sourixay and Anong Meunsaveng of Gloucester, has earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

For 13 weeks, Meunsaveng stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Meunsaveng endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Meunsaveng is a 2011 graduate of Gloucester High School.

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