Five Seniors and Two Juniors Honored as Nationally Recognized Scholars

Five students from the Class of 2023 and two students from the Class of 2024 have been named with honors through the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
Seniors Alicia Blouch, Emma McConnell and Alexia Wenzel are Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program, which included over 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest scoring entrants in each state. With this honor, these young women now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit® Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.
 
Seniors Kailey Aldrich and Theresa Kratt were named Commended Scholars in the 2023 National Merit® Scholarship Program. This year, about 34,000 Commended Scholars throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Scholars placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 National Merit® Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT®.
 
The College Board National Recognition Program has honored Senior Alicia Blouch and Junior Maria Tracy as National Hispanic Recognition Program Awardees and Junior Laurien Palmer as a National African American Recognition Program Awardee. Each year the College Board National Recognition Program recognizes students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP® Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.
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