Four Lausanne seniors have been honored with being named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship competition.
We would like to congratulate Peter Calkins ‘20, Agnes Kovesdy ‘20, Jacqueline Lee ’20 and Vilanna Wang ‘20, for being among the 16,000 names announced today as semifinalists in the competition.
Students, who must be US citizens to be eligible, enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. The semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
Semifinalists must complete several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
In addition to the four semifinalists, Lausanne is proud to annouce that six of our seniors have been commended in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Lindsay Baker '20, Kimberly Kerr '20, Saad Khan '20, Abigail Martin '20, Sultan Shah '20 and Andrew Sklar '20 were named commended students for placing among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Way to go, Lynx!