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National Honors for Upper School Students

National Honors for Upper School Students

Four Dana Hall students were recently recognized for their academic achievement by two national organizations — the National Merit Scholarship Competition and the College Board — for which they received various honors and recognitions:

M. Fidalgo ’25: National African American Recognition Award
S. Li ’24: National Merit Semifinalist
A. Thames ’24: National Hispanic Recognition Award
N. Wang ’24: National Merit Semifinalist

Amy Kumpel, director of the Upper School, said, “Dana Hall is proud to recognize these students for their outstanding academic achievements, earning national recognition and setting a high standard for academic excellence.”

As National Merit Semifinalists, Li and Wang have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,140 National Merit Scholarships to be offered next spring. High school juniors entered the competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which serves as an initial screen of program entrants. The semifinalists represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.