Congratulations, to Saint Mary’s seniors honored in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955.
Serena Zhou ’21 has earned semifinalist status, placing her among the top 1 percent of the 1.5 million high school students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) as juniors. She will continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship.
Saint Mary’s students earning Commended Student honors, placing them among the top 3.3 percent in the competition, are Grace Dai ’21, Caroline Koonce ’21, Rosemary Raynal ’21, Chloe Shen ’21, Shirley Xue ’21, and Anna Zulueta ’21.
“Those recognized have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” says a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope this this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”