Makenzie Love '19, Anna Mistele '19, Margo Squire '19 and Valeria Vela '19 were named 2019 National Merit Scholarship winners, joining just 2,500 seniors nationwide to receive the distinction from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the organization announced May 8. The four seniors were selected from a pool of some 15,000 finalists in the 64th-annual National Merit Scholarship competition.
Corporations and colleges also sponsor National Merit Scholarships, but to earn the $2,500 award from the corporation itself puts Love, Mistele, Squire and Vela in an exclusive group. Ransom Everglades had 16 semifinalists and a number of commended students in this year's competition.
RE's semifinalists Sofia Andrade '19, Julia Bernstein '19, Luke Elegant '19, Tomas Graglia '19, Winston Lam '19, Makenzie Love '19, Anna Mistele '19, Roberto Palacino '19, Isa Pena '19, Juanchi Roca-Paisley '19, Joshua Ronis '19, Calliste Skouras '19, Ilija Wan-Simm '19, Margo Squire '19, Valeria Vela '19 and Daniela Zaidenberg '19.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.