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Nine Seniors Awarded National Merit Semifinalist, Commended Awards

Senior Carolina Zubler '21 was named a National Merit Semifinalist, placing her in the top one percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT. Eight of her classmates placed in the top three percent, earning recognition as National Merit Commended Students.

These scholars include:

  • Nora Collins
  • Caroline DeLuca
  • Maya Hsu
  • Sara Manzano-Davila
  • Allison Martin
  • Bridget Neill
  • Annie Paxton
  • Lucia Rathke

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking PSAT, which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year. Of the 1.6 million entrants, around 50,000 with the highest scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. As a semifinalist, Carolina now has the opportunity to be considered for a National Merit Scholarship; first she must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by continuing to meet high academic standards.

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