Nine GA Students Earn National Accolades
Posted September 27, 2012
Germantown Academy is proud to announce that nine seniors were named Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition and one was also named a National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named Jerry Chee ’13, Daniel Chen ’13, Cameron Clarke ’13, Brett Curtis ’13, Jonah Kallenbach ’13, Alison Ke ’13, Daniel Li ’13, Eli Schleicher ’13 and Shelley Zhao ’13 semifinalists in its 2013 scholarship competition.
There were approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.
Cameron Clarke was also named a Semifinalist in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Competition. The approximately 1,600 African-American students who qualify as a semifinalist have an opportunity to advance in the Achievement Scholarship competition.
“I’m incredibly proud of the members of the Class of 2013 who have achieved the lofty rank of National Merit Semifinalist,” said Assistant Head of School and Upper School Head Rich Schellhas. “The fact that so many of our students reached this threshold is a testament to their great work ethic and desire to present their best selves to colleges and universities. The talent in 2013 runs deep, and while I wish we could reward all of our students who have committed themselves to SAT prep by taking courses, tutoring, or taking practice tests until they can no longer see straight, I’m happy that National Merit gives us a formal excuse to recognize a few for their distinguished achievement.”
Congratulations to all!