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Eleven RCDS Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Rye Country Day School is proud to announce that 11 seniors were named Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Across the nation, only one percent of students who take the PSAT qualify for this honor. Congratulations to these outstanding students and to Rye Country Day!

From top (left to right): Liam Bieber, Nicolas Briano, Andrew Felton, Deepta Gupta, Matthew Harkness, Max Hines, Matthew Mandell, Josep Pujadas, Jason Russo, Alik Shehadeh, David Thurston.

The National Merit Scholarship Program, which celebrates academic achievement in high school students, selects 16,000 high school seniors from across the country as semifinalists based on their PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) scores, which serves as the initial screen for program entrants (the PSAT is taken by roughly 1.6 million students each year). For more information, click here.

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