Class of 2021 Seniors Receive National Merit Recogniton
Eight seniors from the Class of 2021 are National Merit Scholars, recognizing them for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which students across the nation take the fall of their junior year.
Among the eight seniors, we congratulate 7 who have been named National Merit Commended Students, in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. The students include (alphabetically): Anika Cusimano, Sam Huseman, Austin Kinsella-Johnson, Jake Marzetti, Sullivan McLaughlin, Emma Tuttle and Malakhi Wheaton. Approximately 34,000 students (two-thirds) of the top 50,000 highest scoring students, out of 1.5 million students who tested, are honored with Commended Student awards each year.
Also,one Mount Si students, Raymond Silverman, was named as a National Merit Semifinalist. For this distinction,Raymond scored among the top 1% of students (in the top 16,000 students) out of 1.5 million students from 21,000 U.S. high schools who took the exam last year. As a semifinalist, he can continue in the program, to compete through an application process, to be selected as a National Merit Finalist and qualify for college scholarships. (The College Board announces finalists in April typically.)
Congratulations to all of our National Merit Scholars!