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Emma Willard Senior Isaac H. Named National Merit Scholarship Winner

Katie Coakley
Emma Willard School is proud celebrate senior Isaac H. on being named a winner of a National Merit Scholarship!
The 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarships began back in October 2017 when over 1.6 million juniors from more than 22,000 high schools across the nation took the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of candidates.
The highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors, were named Semifinalists last fall. These 16,000 Semifinalists continued in the competition, with 15,000 meeting the very high academic standards and other requirements to reach the Finalist level.
This year, Isaac is one of 7,500 students out of the original 1.6 million candidates to earn the distinction of “Merit Scholar” and receive a scholarship award.
Kent Jones, Emma Willard School’s director of college counseling, describes Isaac as “a student of distinctive voice and extraordinary promise,” who is destined for important for work and achievement.
“Emma Willard is privileged to attract students like Isaac who enrich our classrooms and community with their intellect, their commitment to personal growth, their contagious joy in learning, and their energetic engagement with important issues,” says Kent.
Please join us in congratulating Isaac on this impressive and distinguished achievement!
    • Head of School Jenny Rao and Isaac H. '19

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