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The Baldwin School is proud to announce that nine students from its senior class have been recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Five Baldwin students have been named Semifinalists and four students have been named Commended Students in the 2019 63rd annual National Merit® Scholarship Program.
Jane Bai, Katie Cappola, Helen Ji, Angelina Shi and Anjali Sukhavasi have been recognized as Semifinalists for their outstanding performance on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Of the nearly 1.6 million high school juniors who entered the program, these five Baldwin students were among 16,000 seniors who qualified for recognition as Semifinalists.
Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. 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. Finalists will be selected based on their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
In addition to Baldwin's Semifinalists, Simi Bleznak, Sarah Bunn, Alissa Liu and Lexi Phelan have been named National Merit Commended Students by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program.
"We are extremely proud of our seniors recognized by National Merit," said Valerie Marchand Welsh, Director of College Counseling. "Baldwin students are extraordinary in their academic and extra-curricular accomplishments. We know that our students will go on to be life-long learners and will have an impact in their own way. We wish them the best of luck."