Seven Saint Xavier seniors have completed the first step toward National Merit Scholar status and hope to join 476 St. X alumni who have earned that distinction since the inception of the National Merit Scholarship Program 66 years ago. These students qualified based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
St. X congratulates the following seniors: Samuel Gatewood, Jack Goebel, Darren Grendi, Nicholas Keiran, Andrew Spalding, George Wagner, and Zachary Whelan. They will compete against approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists for spots as Finalists, which will be announced in February.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation was established in 1955. The goal of the National Merit Scholarship Program is to identify and honor the nation's scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence. Through this nationwide competition, National Merit Scholarships are awarded to program Finalists and Special Scholarships are awarded to other high performing participants who meet one of the corporate sponsor's eligibility criteria.
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