Recent graduate Nadine Oury '19 earned a 2019 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship as part of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Nadine was one of just 2,500 recipients across the nation from a pool of more than 15,000 National Merit Finalists. A committee of college admission officers and high school counselors selected the finalists in each state who had the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies as recipients.
Nadine and classmate Kevin Salipante were two WT students to earn National Merit Scholarships this year.
In the fall, Nadine was recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist. This spring, Nadine was inducted into the Cum Laude Society, recognized as one of ten gold medalists in the Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awards for exemplary character and leadership, community service, and academic excellence, and as a Student Ambassador Leader at Upper School Class Day. In addition, she served as the Student Council President for the 2018-2019 school year. She has also earned recognition for her writing as part of the Scholastic Writing Awards and created a documentary, Songbird Artistry: A Family's Journey through ALS, during her Upper School career.Congratulations, Nadine!
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
Nadine speaking at Commencement 2019