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Rory McDermott ’19 selected as 2018 Rensselaer Medalist

Posted May 4th, 2018

The Rensselaer Medal was first presented in 1916 with the purpose of recognizing the academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology.

Rory McDermott, a junior at St. Augustine Prep, can add his name to the storied list of medal recipients.  Rory was recognized by Fr. Murray (Head of School), Mr. Burke (Dean of Academics), and the entire school community during a brief ceremony following Wednesday Mass.  His exemplary performance in the areas of mathematics and science helped to distinguish himself from candidates hailing from more than 5,000 schools around the world.

The scholarship is guaranteed for four years (five should he choose to enter the School of Architecture program) and will provide a merit-based award of $25,000 per year.  As stated by Rensselaer, more than 13% of Rensselaer’s graduating Class of 2021 are recipients of this prestigious honor.  Rory will receive the official medal at a ceremony scheduled on the RPI campus this coming fall.