BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., October 12, 2011 — Detroit Country Day School is pleased to announce 24 Upper School students have been named semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Detroit Country Day School Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
Detroit Country Day Upper School semifinalists include Rohit Baddam, John Bernabei, Kristyn Brundidge, Sydney Cureton, Chengzhen Dai, Christine Jiang, Kelsey Kerbawy, Kara Kitze, Christopher LeFlore, Ethan Li, Michelle Liu, David Lu, Omar Mahmood, Ankita Nallani, Ava Nasrollahzadeh, Alexander Rim, Jonathan Schlecht, Vikram Shah, Michael Snower, Amy Sun, Andrew Sun, Debra Van Egeren, Junrong Wang and Shirley Wu.
Additionally, 15 students received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise, including Hana Ahsan, Rachel Bergman, Nikhil Chaturvedi, Dillon Cumming, Adam Depollo, Meghana Gudivada, Grant Hoffecker, Abhay Hukku, Hyangseong Jo, Aarthee Karthikeyan, Eddie Lee, Kabier Sandhu, Christopher Smith, Natasha Sood and Sarvani Yellayi.
The National Merit Scholarship Competition was established in 1955 as a high school competition for academically talented students for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. Semifinalists will be notified of finalist designation in February 2012.
To view and download a photo of the DCDS semifinalists click on the photo below.
Detroit Country Day School offers students from pre-school through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan.