Eight Upper School Students Receive National Recognition Awards

Eight Upper School Students Receive National Recognition Awards

Agnes Irwin Junior and Senior Students Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

"We are so proud of these Upper School students who have achieved nationally-recognized honors. We celebrate not only their intellectual curiosity and excellence, but their sense of community-mindedness and the joy in learning they have displayed throughout their time at Agnes Irwin," remarked Head of School Sally Keidel.

Agnes Irwin Upper School Students Receive National Honors 2023

FRONT ROW, left to right: Orchie Hasan '24 (National Merit Semifinalist), Yalana Clarke '24 (National African American Recognition, National Hispanic Recognition), Alimah Jalloh '24 (National African American Recognition), Sophie St. Amand '24 (National Merit Commended). 
BACK ROW, left to right: Osayamen Oraegbu '25 (National African American Recognition), Caroline Quirk '24 (National Merit Commended), Sophia Jackson '24 (National Hispanic Recognition), Rachel Avery '25 (National African American Recognition)

National Merit Program 

Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Program offers college tuition assistance to high-performing seniors. More than 1.6 million students are eligible for the program each year, with only 50,000 of these students earning Commended status, and ⅓ of those students advancing to the Semifinalist round.
National African American Recognition Program

The College Board National African American Recognition Program celebrates the academic achievements of students from the African American and Black communities. Students are evaluated based on their PSAT/NMSQT test scores, and their academic record through their junior year is also considered.

National Hispanic Recognition Program

The College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes approximately 5,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors each year from among the more than 400,000 juniors who take the PSAT. As with the National Merit Scholarship Program, NHRP uses the junior year PSAT/NMSQT as the qualifying test. 

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