National Merit Scholarship Program and National Recognition Programs

The Saint Mary’s National Merit Scholarship Commended students for 2021 are:

Josette Gomes
Simon Moss
George Mouratoff

The Saint Mary’s National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist is:

Irene Lamperti

All four of these students took the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and met requirements to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants in the country.

Our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist is among the top 16,000 scorers in the country and one of the top scorers in the State of California.

Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship.
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The following students are recognized by the College Board's National Recognition Program:

Benjamin Soto
Jonathan Iglesias
Julian Retana
Martina De Los Rios
Nicolas Laub-Sabater
Elshamm Bereket
Leoul Demissie
Yonathan Daniel

These Saint Mary’s students are among 32,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs!

Our students earned this recognition by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classrooms. Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town. Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year, and are awarded at the beginning of the next school year.

These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through College Board’s Student Search Service.

Well done, National Recognition Scholars!