Congratulations to Addie Grogan, DSHA '22 ( pictured left), and Grace Organ, DSHA '22 (pictured right), who were named National Merit Semifinalists this past week! As semifinalists, they are recognized as U.S. high school seniors who scored among the highest on the PSAT test in their respective state — a recognition given to less than 1% of seniors nationwide.
During the next phase in this process, National Merit Finalists will be selected based on their academic record; school and community activities; and leadership abilities. Finalists will be announced in February, at which time scholarships will be awarded to approximately half of all finalists.
When asked how DSHA has supported them academically, here is what these Dashers had to say:
"The all-girls college-prep environment improved my confidence in the classroom. I feel comfortable speaking up and asking questions."
~ Addie Grogan, DSHA '22
"DSHA gave me a strong learning environment and pushed me to be more confident, both of which I found lead to academic success."