OLP Students Recognized by the National Merit and National Hispanic Recognition Programs

OLP Students Demonstrate Academic Excellence

13 OLP Students Recognized by the National Merit and National Hispanic Recognition Programs

By Teri Heard, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction

The results are in and students from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace excel in English, Math, and Science. As a result, our students are earning national recognition for their academic achievements.

Each year, in October, juniors across the country take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) which enters them into the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. More than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise and about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. These Semifinalists will find out in February if they will continue to the Finalist stage of the competition. Additionally, about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test will earn the National Hispanic Recognition.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is honored to announce the following 16 National Merit and National Hispanic Students:

National Merit Semi-Finalist:
Sanjana Paye ’19

National Merit Commended:
Gillian Folk ’19
Mariana Frangos ’19
Marian Isbell ’19
Kendall Ota ’19
Sanjana Paye ’19
Penelope Sanchez ’19
Molly Schroeder ’19
Nicole Stepovich ’19

National Hispanic Recognition:
Ariana Estrada ’19
Alyssa Garcia ’19
Emily Lujan ’19
Daniela Miranda ’19
Nicole Stepovich ’19
Isabella Velarde ’19