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Roseburg High School seniors Marin Gray (left) and Eva McMillan have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Roseburg High School seniors Marin Gray and Eva McMillan have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

“I have had the pleasure of watching Marin and Eva grow, learn and thrive during their time at Roseburg High School,” said RHS Principal Jill Weber in a press release. “I am incredibly proud of their achievements and the example they set for their peers and their community.”

According to the press release, both are "scholastically talented seniors are being recognized among 34,000 other students nationwide for their exceptional academic promise." They will receive letters of commendation from the high school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program.

''Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," the National Merit Scholarship Corporation stated. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

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Erica Welch is the special sections editor for The News-Review, mother of two and a native of Roseburg. She is an alumni of RHS, UCC and Western Oregon University. Contact her at or 541-957-4218.

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Willie Stroker

So I made a comment about how Marin was chosen only because her parents are very prominent in the Roseburg area. With her mom being a doctor and her dad being the Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Medical Center. Then you delete that comment because you received a phone call from her parents. You just proved me right..


Actually Marin is super active in the community helping nonprofits, was a winner of a few academic scholarships, was awarded Miss Oregon Outstanding Teen in 2019, is a peer support mentor, and so on. Did you notice the "Oregon" part of the "Miss Oregon Outstanding Teen"? Hate much?


Awww, Willie. The thing about having a user name and avatar is that it disguises the real you. You could be a 9th grade honor student or a devout Baptist pastor who sometimes needs to vent. Or you could be a waterboarded Khalid Shaikh Mohammed who didn't quite grasp English when he chose his new name. We just don't know. All we have to go by is the name and picture that goes with your posts. Gotta tell you, it was kinda creepy to see that name and that picture commenting on a teen girl.

I know you're not Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, but I don't know how many people recognize the picture and name as a wicked sense of humor and how many see it as Yikes!!!


mworden: amen. Today is International Day of the Girl. Troglodytes like Scomo are responsible for the parlous state of more than half the people in the world.

I recommend to all: Half the Sky, by Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.


Yes, Joe. Today is a great day to celebrate these two accomplished young women, as well as the millions of girls around the world struggling and sacrificing for the right to go to school.

There's still a lot of work to be done!


Willie: you lose your under-the-bridge lease? Stay out of the sunlight or you might suffer the same fate as Bert, Tom and William.


Congratulations ladies. And best wishes for success in your future endeavors.


Congratulations! This is the product of hard work. Pay no attention to the commenter here who seeks to denigrate your achievement.


Good. That particular troll has had his comment deleted.

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