The National Merit® Scholarship Program has recognized seven Gilmour seniors as Semifinalists and Commended students in the 2022 competition.
Semifinalists are among those who earned the highest scores on the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Only 16,000 students across the country, or less than one percent of high school seniors nationally, earned this distinction. Gilmour’s semifinalists are Clara Morgan '22 and Nina Padanilam '22. Both may now apply for the National Merit Finalist distinction. Finalists will be named in February and will compete for 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million.
Commended Students are among those who earned high scores on the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT. Of the approximately 1.5 million high school students who take the PSAT each year, about 34,000 receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Congratulations to Gilmour’s Commended Students Ian Anderson '22, Grace Gainar '22, Nicholas Hayek '22, Vija Tessman '22 and Sarah Voss '22.