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National Merit Scholars from Carolina Day School



10/12/2011 - National Merit Scholars from Carolina Day School
by Mark Levin - Carolina Day School

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Carolina Day School Announces National Merit Semifinalists


Carolina Day School seniors Robert Croll and Frances McKenzie Murphy have been named National Merit Semifinalists and will move on in the competition to be considered as National Merit Scholars.


Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) holds a scholarship competition for college-bound seniors. About 1.5 million juniors entered the competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Approximately 16,000 students, less than one percent of each state's highest scoring seniors, are selected as National Merit Semifinalists. The Semifinalist is invited to submit a detailed scholarship application, including their academic record, endorsements and recommendations from the high school administration, SAT scores, participation in leadership and school activities and a personal essay. About 15,000 students are expected to advance to the Finalist level. All National Merit Scholarship winners (Merit Scholar awardees) will be chosen from this group of Finalists, based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. In March 2012, The NMSC will notify students who are selected for National Merit as well as college- and corporate-sponsored scholarships.


Carolina Day School is a nationally recognized coed college preparatory day school serving approximately 700 students from an eight-county region. Recent graduates are currently attending Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, Middlebury College, Oberlin College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale University. More information about Carolina Day can be found at



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