The Irvington School District is proud to announce that our 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists are seniors:Anna Canning
Tobias Schwed, and
The students qualify for the program by taking the 2012 Preliminary
SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the fall of that year. More than 1.5 million high school juniors took the
qualifying PSAT exam; of those, 16,000 were named semifinalists. Semifinalists
are the highest scoring entrants in each state, and represent less than one percent
of the nation’s seniors. About 90% of the semifinalists are expected to attain
finalist standing, and more than half will win a National Merit Scholarship.
The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
High School Principal David Cohen is pleased so many students have been recognized. “I want to congratulate all 14 of our National Merit award winners and their families for the incredible accomplishment this represents,” he said. “As a school and a district, we are incredibly proud of their achievements.”
The eight Irvington students named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Program are:
Trevor Sherman, and
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for the exceptional academic promise.
Sara Scott was named among National Achievement Program Outstanding Participants Referred to Colleges. There were some 3,100 students in this category that scored in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the 2014 National Achievement Program when they took the qualifying test.