18 Seniors Recognized in National Merit Competition

Congratulations to the 18 Hawken students who received recognition in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Hawken’s ten semifinalists are seniors Michael Butler, Benjamin Cohen, Donovan Liao, Jane Nilson, Raymond Tao, Madison Wayt, Thomas Wong, Saechow Yap, Zachary Zbanek, and Cordelia Zheng. Eight additional seniors were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program: Stella Connelly, Adithya Kalyanam, Claire Marrie, Krishna Mukunda, Soren Palencik, Krishna Sanaka, Andrew Solganik, and Mourad Zeynalov. Semifinalists will be notified of their advancement to the finalist level in February of 2021.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. This year, over 1.5 million students entered the competition as juniors when they took the Preliminary SAT test. The semifinalists represent an elite group that makes up less than one percent of high school seniors nationally and includes the highest scoring test takers in each state.
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