Congratulations to Sean Miller ’20, who has been recognized as a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program!
Only about 15,000 high school seniors earn this annual honor; more than 1.5 million gain consideration by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen.
Sean has been at Norfolk Academy since first grade. He is Vice President of the senior class, a Global Affairs Fellow, and an active member of The Academy Players, playing such roles as Gomez in this winter's musical, The Addams Family. He’s also President of the International Relations club; Vice President of the Science Fiction club; and secretary of the Fine Arts Association.
Norfolk Academy has been fortunate to have many National Merit Finalists over the years. Brammy Rajakumar ’19, who is now studying at Harvard University, received the honor last February.
About 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners will be chosen from the group of Finalists. Those announcements are expected over the course of this spring. Winners are chosen on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, or religion.
While Sean is the lone NA student in the running for a National Merit Scholarship, a dozen other Bulldogs have gained recognition from the program. Luke Ashton, Sahib Chandi, J.R. Herman, Courtney Kilduff, Juliet Lancey, Kyle Mele, Katie Post, William Smythe, Shrey Vachhani, Nikolas Yanek-Chrones, Andi Yuan, and Ali Zaidi were all previously named Commended Students for their exceptional academic promise.
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