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Seniors Earn Recognition for PSAT Test Scores

Congratulations to McDonogh's National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and College Board National Recognition recipients. (Not pictured: Codi Johnson, Ian Robinson, Niles Riding, and Alex Sodhi)


Congratulations to seniors Julia Atherton, Alexis Wu, and Stuart Zhu on being named 2022 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The three seniors were entered into the competition as juniors by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT (PSAT) and are among some 16,000 national semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The list of semifinalists was announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation on September 15 and from the group, about 7,500 students will be named as finalists in February 2022.

To be considered as a finalist, semifinalists must submit a detailed scholarship application with information about the student's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

13 Seniors Earn College Board National Recognition

The College Board National Recognition Programs have identified 13 members of the Class of 2022, from underrepresented groups, who excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT. To qualify for the recognition, students must have taken the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year and scored in the top 10% by state. The scholars are encouraged to include the academic honor on college and scholarship applications.

Congratulations to McDonogh’s College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholars: Ayomide Addey, Natalia Diaz, Kibir Elias, Codi Johnson, Taylor Moorehead, Jadyn Reveley, Niles Riding, Ian Robinson, and Rayven Short.

Further congratulations to College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars: Natalia Diaz, Ryan Peljovich, Alex Sodhi, and Lauren Trexler.