Updated November 12, 2020
Earlier today in chapel, we recognized two students as College Board National Recognition Scholars. Aidan Cox '21 received Hispanic Recognition and Zaria Osimetha '21 received African-American Recognition based on their PSAT scores taken in 2019-20. Congratulations, Eagles!
The College Board National Recognition Programs grant students academic honors that can be included on college applications and is not a scholarship program. Colleges use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups who have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT and in their classrooms.
October 5, 2020
This week, we recognized four students as Commended Students as part of the National Merit Recognition Program. Out of the 50,000 top-scorers on the 2019-20 PSAT, some 34,000 were named Commended Students for their outstanding performance. Congratulations to Aidan Cox '21, Zander Knight, Ben Lowry '21, and Lilly Lutz '21. Proud of you, Eagles!
September 25, 2020
Earlier today in chapel, we recognized Katherine Cowser '21 and Jiaying Fu '21, who have been named semi-finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 high school seniors were named semifinalists, representing the top one percent of PSAT scores taken in 2019-20. Katherine and Jiaying will both go on to compete for the National Merit Scholarships.
These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 Merit Scholarship awards worth about $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
Congratulations to our high-scoring students!