Notre Dame Academy is pleased to announce that five students from the class of 2014 have been recognized as National Merit Finalists by the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. NDA seniors, Stephanie Hacker, Mary “Maggie” Hackman, Szofia Komaromy-Hiller, Abby Marshall, and Abigail Martin, have all earned the distinction of National Merit Finalist.
These students were among the 16,000 semifinalists named in the National Merit Scholarship Program’s 59th competition in September recognizing each state’s top students. A total of 1.5 million high school juniors entered the program by taking the 2012 PSAT test.
To become finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, these young women submitted scholarship applications that included information about their academic records, co-curricular activities, leadership abilities, honors, awards and employment. They now continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million that will be offered this spring.
“It is an incredible honor for five of our students to be recognized as National Merit Finalists,” said Dr. Laura Koehl, Principal of Notre Dame Academy. “This accomplishment is a reflection of the diligence of our students and dedication of our faculty. We congratulate all five of these young women and their families.”