Local students earn Pell Medal

Local students earn Pell Medal

NEWPORT – Sixty-one students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year.

Pawtucket winners are Melanie Gomes, Charles E. Shea Senior High School; Bryce Gillis, St. Raphael Academy; Sinavath Minea, William E. Tolman High School; and America Ordoñez Pineda, Blackstone Academy Charter School.

The medal, originally presented by Sen. Claiborne Pell and his wife, Nuala Pell, recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History.