The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual competition for recognition of high school students who exemplify superior potential for success in post-high school education.
The Merit Program begins in Grade 11 when approximately one million students throughout the country take the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Qualifying Test). About 16,000 of these students are named National Merit semifinalists. Semifinalists must fulfill additional requirements to become finalists and thereby become eligible to receive scholarships from the National Merit Corporation, corporations and collegiate institutions.
The Bromfield School is proud to announce that Clarence Chaisson, Andrew Hong and William Nocka have been designated as National Merit semifinalists this year. In addition, Allie Bollman, Ann Chacko, Ryan Egan, Sebastien Lipman, Lily Ann Ritter, Jonathan Sorrells, Andysheh Tabrizi, Alison Waterhouse and Jeffrey Austin Yates have been recognized as “Commended Students” in the Merit Program. This commendation recognizes their exceptional academic promise for the future. Our congratulations go out to these 12 seniors for their outstanding performance on the qualifying test.
We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Caren Hoffman for being selected as this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recipient chosen by her peers at The Bromfield School. The teachers at The Bromfield School make initial nomination from the senior class and then the top three or four selected by the teachers are then voted on by the senior class. The DAR Award is given to a member of the senior class who demonstrates the following qualities: dependability, service to the community, leadership and patriotism.