St. Agnes is proud to announce our National Merit awards for the Class of 2016. About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. This year, St. Agnes announces six National Merit Semifinalists: Catherine Buthod, Amaryllis Fernandes, Katherine Furse, Folusho Jebutu, Julia Rowley, and Jamie Smith. From approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to Finalist level. They will be notified in February.
In addition to these Semifinalists, St. Agnes is pleased to announce our National Merit Commended Students. Congratulations to Geraghty Alch, Sara Baltz, Marissa Barnes, Sarah Boatwright, Sara Bobb, Emily Bradshaw, Aubrey Calaway, Julia Casbarian, Sara Colburn, Eleanor Davis, Madeleine Delgrado, Meghan Doyle, Laura Ghorayeb, Camille Guidry, Shannon Lewis, Lauren Loh, Chioma Onuoha, Lucy Schoolfield, Maria Scott, Maggie Sohmer, and Brittany Wheeler.
Lastly, St. Agnes congratulates our 2015 National Hispanic Scholars: Chloe Campo, Briana Cardenas, McKinzie Chambers, Stephanie Ford, Sienna Gomez, Creta Ishmael, Kathryn Langemeier, Isabel Lohr, Eryka Mendoza, Camila Peterson, Megan Rodriguez, Julia Rowley, Analisa Ruiz, Kristina Salazar, and Maria Elena Scott.