Upper School National Merit Semifinalists Named
We are proud to announce that six Aardvarks have become National Merit Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each year approximately 16,000 seniors receive this honor based on their junior year PSAT scores. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of competition. Please join us in congratulating them on their achievements!
Pictured: Top row: Ronan W. and Pushkar S., Middle row: Julianne Z and Nastassia G., Bottom row: Vaughan S and Megan R.
About the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Logo, from nationalmerit.org: NMSC's "Lamp of Learning" logo is modeled after an oil-burning lamp—a classic symbol of knowledge and wisdom. Education fuels the flame that burns from the lamp, which is shown resting on a base that represents the Book of Knowledge. The logo is symbolic of the enduring goals of NMSC's scholarship programs.
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