Seven members of Athens Academy’s Class of 2022 have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their performance on the October 2020 PSAT/NMSQT. Congratulations to Daniel Huang, who has been named a National Merit Semi-finalist. As a semi-finalist, Daniel represents the top 1-2% of the highest scoring seniors across the country.
In addition, six seniors have been recognized as National Merit Commended Students, representing the top 3-4% of the highest scorers across the country. Congratulations to Steven Holder, Ethan Markewitz, Kathryn Nichols, Ingrid Nilsson, Davis Slate, and Bennett Slatcher.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Of the 1.4 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (critical reading + mathematics + writing skills scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program.