Eight Students Qualify as National Merit Semifinalists
For the fourth consecutive year, Baylor has had more students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program than any area school.
This year’s group includes Bryan Epps, Philip Probasco, Katherine Proctor, Aditya Rali, Leah Schulson, Alex Silvey, Parker Stoker, and Doreen Xu.
These students qualified when they were Baylor juniors by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), the initial screen of program entrants. They are among the 16,000 highest scorers nationwide of the 1.5 million students who took the test, which evaluates critical reading, math, and writing skills.
Baylor officials noted that the school has had 39 national merit semifinalists in the last four years. "Their outstanding accomplishment is a tribute to the students, their families, and the Baylor School faculty. I am extremely proud of their exemplary representation of Baylor's tradition of excellence in the classroom and beyond," said Baylor School Headmaster Scott Wilson.