Two Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

After being named National Merit Semifinalists in September, Clara Morgan ’22 and Nina Padanilam ’22 applied for selection as National Merit Finalists. 

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and write an essay.

After a review of their applications, Clara and Nina were notified this week that they have been named Finalists, a distinction earned by less than 1 percent of seniors nationally!  Of the students named Finalists, approximately 7,500 will receive scholarship awards.

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