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9 U.S. Mercy Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, Dozens Earn Recognition

Mercy Education System of the Americas announces with pride that 10 Mercy students across the United States have been named semifinalists for the 66th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to:

Martha Byrne – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey)

Amelia Cassin – Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

Grace DelPizzo – Merion Mercy Academy (Merion Station, Pennsylvania)

Chloe Gourde – Mount St. Mary Academy (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Sarah Koch – Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

Brooke Newbury – St. Mary Academy – Bay View (Riverside, Rhode Island)

Elise Rinke – Mercyhurst Preparatory School (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Kaitlyn Sansone – Mercy McAuley High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Sophia Tesic – Mercy High School (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

These students are among less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States chosen for their exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies as demonstrated by their performance in the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). They are now eligible to compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

Additionally, the following students earned important distinctions for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT:

College Board National African America Recognition Program Scholars

Christopher Afful – Mount de Sales Academy (Macon, Georgia)

Akweley Allotey – Mount de Sales Academy (Macon, Georgia)

Gabrielle Pough – Mercy High School (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

Raquel Segars – Mercy High School (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

Kaila Lujambio – Mercy High School (Middletown, Connecticut)

Olivia Quiroga – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey)

Andrea Ruiz – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey)

National Merit Commended Students

Jamie Abraham – Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset, New York)

Arielle Aceves – Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset, New York)

Rylie Baldwin – Mercyhurst Preparatory School (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Max Baskin – Walsingham Academy (Williamsburg, Virginia)

Josie Chitwood – Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

Taylor Frankum – Mount de Sales Academy (Macon, Georgia)

Laura Guigno – Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women (Rochester, New York)

Tyler Hansen – Mercyhurst Preparatory School (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Lily Herron – Mercy High School (Middletown, Connecticut)

Alexandra Kot – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey)

Judith Lanahan – Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women (Rochester, New York)

Daniel Lin – Mount de Sales Academy (Macon, Georgia)

Caroline Lopez – Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset, New York)

Kaila Lujambio – Mercy High School (Middletown, Connecticut)

Julia Masterson – Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School (Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania)

Clare Mattingly – Mercy McAuley High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Meaghan Northup – Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

Ethan O’Connor – Mount St. Mary Catholic High School (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Christina Overley – Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

Megan Panacek – Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School (Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania)

Pratha Purushottam – Notre Dame High School (Elmira, New York)

Olivia Quiroga – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey)

Claire Razanauskas – Mercyhurst Preparatory School (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Amelia Rauch – Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

Emily Roach – Mount St. Mary Academy (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Andrea Ruiz – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey)

Kate Serpe – Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset, New York)

Meghan Webber – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey)

Connelly Woo – Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset, New York)

Madeleine Will – Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

Skylar Wingate – Academy of Our Lady, Lauralton Hall (Milford, Connecticut)

Looking Ahead

Timelines for standardized testing at schools in Argentina, Belize, Honduras, Jamaica and Philippines differ greatly, and we look forward to highlighting the achievements of students from these countries as the information becomes available. 

Additionally, we are developing new ways to collect information from our schools and share special announcements in an effective way. Stay tuned!

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