Friends’ Central School is pleased to announce that 25 percent of the Class of 2014 who took the PSAT during their junior year have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
These students were among the more than 1.5 million who took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of these, only 50,000 were recognized by the National Merit Program for their high scores. The top 16,000 students were named Semifinalists, while the other 34,000 high performers were named Commended Students. Only Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the Merit Scholarship competition and advance to Finalist standing by meeting a number of additional requirements, including SAT scores and high academic record in grades 9-12.
Nine Friends’ Central students were named National Merit Semifinalists. They are: Rohan Alur, Jenna Bergmann, Emily Flick, Ben Kahn, Claudia Kassner, Michael Kleiman, Michael Nguyen, Carlos Price-Sanchez, and Grant Schiller.
Nine Friends’ Central students were named National Merit Commended Students. They are: Sophie Book, Peter Dissinger, Elizabeth Flick, Noah Gilford, Max Ginsberg, Max Luzuriaga, Gregory Lynn, Matt Strahan, and Julia Weiss.
For space reasons, the students in the photo are identified here as follows:
Front from left: Michael Kleiman of Bala Cynwyd (semifinalist), Max Ginsberg of Wynnewood (commended), Sophie Book of Haverford (commended), Julia Weiss of Rosemont (commended), Elizabeth Flick of Bryn Mawr (commended), Claudia Kassner of Villanova (semifinalist), Emily Flick of Bryn Mawr (semifinalist), Jenna Bergmann of Haverford (semifinalist), Ben Kahn of Bryn Mawr (semifinalist), Matt Strahan of Bala Cynwyd (commended),
Back from left: Rohan Alur of Wynnewood (semifinalist), Grant Schiller of Villanova (semifinalist), Michael Nguyen of Upper Darby (semifinalist), Peter Dissinger of Ardmore (commended), Carlos Price-Sanchez of Wynnewood (semifinalist), Gregory Lynn of Bala Cynwyd (commended), Noah Gilford of Media (commended), and Max Luzuriaga of Havertown (commended).
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