Seventeen St. Mary's Academy seniors named as 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, commended students
Portland, Ore. - Three St. Mary's Academy seniors have been named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists, representing less than one percent of all U.S. high schoolers taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Fourteen young women from St. Mary's have been named commended students in the 2015 National Merit Program, placing among the top 50,000 of the 1.5 million students who took the test nationwide.
Semifinalists will continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit scholarships worth approximately $33 million that will be offered next spring. About 15,000 of the 16,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level. They will be notified of this designation in February.
"The number of St. Mary's students who have earned national recognition for their academic talents is outstanding. The accolades awarded to these 17 young women recognized as either National Merit semifinalists or commended students speaks to the caliber of our students, programs and community. We are extremely proud of our students and look forward to seeing the list of finalists in February," said Principal Kelli Clark.
The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. St. Mary's Academy celebrates its students' performance in the competition.
To learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Corporation visit www.nationalmerit.org.
St. Mary's Academy's 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
Sally Butzer (North Portland)
Caroline Immroth (Southeast Portland)
Abigail McManus (Southwest Portland)
St. Mary's Academy's 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students
Alison Brennan (Longview, WA)
Caroline Cassinelli (Tigard)
Ursula Clausing-Hufford (Southeast Portland)
Coeli Fleming-Kelly (Northeast Portland)
Annalise Helm (Beaverton)
Julia Kaempf (Southwest Portland)
Molly McCullough (Southwest Portland)
Megan Piggott (Southwest Portland)
Elenore Reid (North Portland)
Jillian Rix (Northwest Portland)
Natalie Shea (Northeast Portland)
Erin Sussex (Aloha)
Lindsay Swanson (Southwest Portland)
Devon Thompson (Northwest Portland)
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St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic high school for young women located in the heart of downtown Portland that provides a challenging college-preparatory education with a focus on developing the whole person. Founded in 1859 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, St. Mary's Academy is Oregon's oldest continuously operating secondary school and offers a supportive learning environment to a diverse student body from more than 35 cities in urban, suburban and rural Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information about St. Mary's Academy, please visit www.stmaryspdx.org.