8 Seniors Recognized By National Merit Program

Eight Agnes Irwin seniors were recently recognized by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program for outstanding achievement, representing 11% of the Class of 2019.

“We are proud of the students in our senior class who were recognized for their dedication to academic excellence and personal achievement,” said Head of School Dr. Wendy Hill. “Agnes Irwin’s rigorous curriculum and focus on developing the whole girl provides a solid foundation for our future leaders who will impact the world in their own ways. We look forward to witnessing what these eight students, and their peers, will accomplish.”

Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Program offers college tuition assistance to high performing seniors. Of the 1.6 million entrants, less than one percent of high school seniors are recognized as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition; about 90 percent of Semifinalists will attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship and earn the Merit Scholar title, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program this year are:

National Merit Semifinalists: Elizabeth Scott and Saguna Malholtra
Commended: Anne Curran, Michelle Dong, Annabel Gavin, Emily Kulp, Mary Grace Miller, and Rachel Welch

Back row, from left to right: Annabel Gavin, Mary Grace Miller, Anne Curran, Michelle Dong
Front row: Rachel Welch, Saguna Malhotra, Emily Kulp, Elizabeth Scott

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