Sixteen seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Sixteen Ransom Everglades students were named National Merit Semifinalists, advancing in the 68th annual competition for National Merit Scholarships. Chloe Alfonso '24, Christine Keedy Brown '24, Siona Dua '24, Nicolas Fayad '24, Ian Fox '24, Elliot Gross '24, Erick Gross '24, Alexander Jones '24, Derrick Ma '24, Takeo Owens '24, Victoria Paralouaki de Miranda '24, Martin Piedrahita '24, Lauren Scott '24, Margaret Seabrook '24, Nolan Wu '24 and Eve Zhou '24 were among some 16,000 students from around the nation invited on Sept. 13 to contend for $2,500 scholarships.
The students earned the semifinalist distinction on the basis of their performance on the PSAT, which is administered during the junior year and serves as an initial screen of more than 1.3 million high school students annually. Semifinalists who wish to compete for scholarships must submit applications and meet certain requirements.
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 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.