By Elaine Loft
Four members of the senior class, Jake Matarese, Quinn McGinley, Sebastian Parra, and Elaine Zhan, received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Over one million students take the SAT every year, and approximately 34,000 are named Commended Students, “in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.”
Prayag Patel ‘24 was named a Semifinalist in the scholarship program. Patel was one of the highest-scoring students in the state of NH, and will now advance in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship. In February 2024, Semifinalists who meet academic and other requirements will be notified if they have advanced to Finalist standing, and will receive Certificates of Merit attesting to their recognition in the program. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be chosen from this group of Finalists, based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments.
Featured Photo: (Left to right: Seniors Jake Matarese, Quinn McGinley, Elaine Zhan, Prayag Patel, and Sebastian Parra.)