Eleven Prep students were recognized this year in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Melissa DeMers, Ben Goldsmith, Malika Hale, Susannah Klopf, Ben Lichtner and Natalie McDermon were named semi-finalists in the competition and will go on to compete as finalists and possibly scholarship winners. Hila Landau, Luke Reid-Grassia and Jenna Ross were commended by the program. Additionally, Courtney Lovato was named a National Hispanic Scholar and Gino Ferrand was commended in the National Hispanic recognition program.
The National Merit Scholarship Competition is based on PSAT scores. New Mexico had 107 semi-finalists this year, out of 4861 students from 120 high schools who took the test statewide.