Fryeburg Academy Senior Recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
FRYEBURG, ME, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019—Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically-talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
Fryeburg Academy is proud to announce that senior Vy Nguyen is a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Nguyen came to the Academy as a junior and is a student in its residential program. She is the daughter of Mr. Dang and Mrs. Le Nguyen of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Steps in the 2020 Competition
Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
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Each year on National Signing Day, some of the best student-athletes across the United States eagerly await the opportunity to sign athletic scholarships with potential colleges and universities. For FA senior, Abigail Hewes, Wednesday, November 13, was no exception.
Congratulations to FA alumnae, Georgianna Stafford '19, on becoming a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) winner. Georgianna Stafford has been recognized for her caliber of artistic achievement and joins 686 of the nation’s most accomplished artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. Stafford was selected by an esteemed discipline-specific panel of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.
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