Dunham Seniors Achieve National Merit Recognition

Dunham Seniors Achieve National Merit Recognition

September 18, 2023

Three Dunham Seniors Achieve National Merit Recognition

The Dunham School is pleased to announce that seniors Samay Mirpuri and Adrian Raymond have been named as Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, senior Ben Barton has been named as a National Merit Commended Student.

“We are incredibly proud of these academically talented students who have earned National Merit recognition this year,” said Director of Upper School Amanda McIlwain. “Each of these students is an accomplished scholar; they also are highly competitive athletes, talented performers and leaders on our campus. These outstanding seniors embody the pursuit of excellence in all things which we value greatly at Dunham.”

As two of the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship program, Mirpuri and Raymond now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,140 National Merit Scholarships, worth nearly $28 million that will be offered in Spring 2024.

High school students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT-NMSQT) in the fall of their junior year. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which includes the highest scoring entrants in each state, represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.  

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