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Three Beaumont Students Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program

Three members of Beaumont School’s class of 2016 have been recognized for their academic success by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Anna Zipp has been named a National Merit Semifinalist, and Alena Prcela and Josie Zucca have been named Commended Students.

In addition to their academic success, all three students are involved in extracurriculars outside of the classroom. Anna plays varsity lacrosse, is a Link Crew leader, an officer in the Culinary Club, and a member of Academic Scholars, National Honor Society, and Circuits Club. Alena is on the varsity cross country team, is a Link Crew Leader, an officer for the Ambassador Club, Student Council, and Beaumont Voice Lit Mag, as well as a member of Academic Scholars and National Honor Society. Josie plays varsity volleyball, basketball and softball, is an officer in the Latin Club and lead delegate for Get IT Here, and is a member of Academic Scholars, National Honor Society and Pre-Engineering Club.

Officials of the NMSC announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists – less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors – and 34,000 Commended Students in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth $35 million that will be offered next spring.

Although Commended Students do not qualify for National Merit Scholarship awards, these academically promising students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT.