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Santa Fe Prep Seniors Earn Recognition as National Merit Scholars

Five Santa Fe Prep seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their academic talent, as indicated by the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Four members of the class are National Merit Semifinalists, and another is a National Merit Commended Student. 

Congratulations to National Merit Semifinalists Joaquin Bas, Sarah Boyle, Reilly Brislawn, and Isabel Voinescu, and National Merit Commended Student Olivia Wohlberg

National Merit Commended Students placed among the top scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Only 16,000 high school seniors across the country are named National Merit Semifinalists, and the list is comprised of the highest-scoring entrants in each state, meaning that Joaquin, Sarah, Reilly, and Isabel are among less than one percent of New Mexico’s high school seniors in achieving this recognition. 

Of the Semifinalists, 7,600 students will advance as Finalists and compete for more than $30 million in National Merit Scholarships. More than 90 percent of Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship and earn the Merit Scholar title. 

Learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Program here