Pingry Announces Finalists In 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

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MARTINSVILLE—Ten Pingry seniors are finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program, in its 57th year of honoring students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Approximately 8,400 National Merit Scholarships will be offered this spring.

To enter the 2012 program, students took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)—the national pool of semifinalists included the highest-scoring entrants in each state. To advance to the finals, a semifinalist must have demonstrated an outstanding academic record throughout high school, been endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earned SAT scores that confirmed the earlier qualifying test. The scholarship application included information about the student’s participation and leadership in school and community activities. Approximately 15,000 semifinalists advanced to the finals.

The finalists:

  • Michaela Ennis (Denville)
  • Kevin Fischer (Warren)
  • Sarah Kim (Edison)
  • Joshua King (Short Hills)
  • Edward Kong (West Caldwell)
  • Alak Mehta (Montville)
  • Dylan Sun (Tewksbury Township)
  • Madison Taylor (Tewksbury Township)
  • Katarina Underwood (Gladstone)
  • Edward Xiao (Livingston)

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