Members of Pingry's Robotics Team postponed their Spring Break by a few days the weekend of March 9—and with impressive showings at two separate events, their sacrifice was well worth it!
Seven Pingry seniors are among approximately 15,000 finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Including these seven students, 44 Pingry students have been finalists over the past five years.
To enter the 2019 program, 1.6 million juniors took the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The national pool of 16,000 semifinalists included the highest-scoring entrants in each state. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have had an outstanding academic record throughout high school, earned SAT scores that confirmed the earlier performance on the qualifying test, and demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities. Approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships will be awarded this spring.
Contact: Greg Waxberg ’96, Communications Writer