DARIEN, Conn. Five Darien High School students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Caroline Congdon, Jonathan Gill, Katherine McKay, Reed Morgan and Andrew Xiong will continue in the National Merit program and are candidates to receive scholarships.
National Merit Semifinalists are in the top 1 percent of students taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT.
The following Darien students have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program: Alexandra Aparicio, William Ardery, Caroline Ashcraft, James Baker, Henry Baldwin, Joseph Berkowitz, Christopher Brophy, Sarah Colon, Andrew Farley, Kaitlin Farren, Caroline Golino, Emily Greene, Christopher Hecq, Kelly Kosnik, Joseph Kunetz, Isabel Lee, Gregory Lesko, Stephen Mageras, Kylie Maier, Kelly Manhart, Andrew Martzolf, Alison McGarey, Liam Naughton, Elizabeth Nelson, Christopher Pierce, Jeffrey Sload, Claire Treesh, Claire Walker, Jacqueline Winsch, Alec Wolyniec and Cameron Wong.
About 34,000 students across the country are recognized as Commended Students for placing among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The Commended Students will receive a Letter of Commendation from Darien High School Principal Arlene Gottesman.
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