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ESD Senior Named Finalist in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

Earlier this semester, The Episcopal School of Dallas recognized Daniel Kaplan '20 as a finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 15,000 high school seniors were named Finalists, representing the top one percent of PSAT scores taken in 2018-19. Daniel will go on to compete for the National Merit Scholarships. Congratulations, Eagle!


Eight total ESD seniors were recognized by the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program for their outstanding scores on the 2018-19 PSAT.

Daniel Kaplan '20 has been named a semi-finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 15,000 high school seniors were named Finalists, representing the top one percent of PSAT scores taken in 2018-19. Daniel will go on to compete for the National Merit Scholarships. 

Six additional students have been named Commended Students in the 2019-20 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Class of 2020 students qualifying for this honor are Sameer Bhasin, Sunny Courtwright, Ned Dockery, Meera Gangasani, Kevin Jin, and Tarun Mittal. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT.

Spencer Dunn '20 was also honored as a National Hispanic Scholar for his participation in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. An invitation to apply for this recognition is extended to students who score in the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latinx PSAT/NMSQT test-takers. The National Hispanic Recognition Program provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic/Latino high school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions. This year, this program is recognizing more than 5,000 students selected from more than 400,000 students who took the PSAT/NMSQT. 

Congratulations to these high-scoring students!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020