Sixteen RE seniors named National Merit Semifinalists
Sixteen RE seniors were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, a distinction that places them in the top one percent of high school seniors who took the Preliminary SAT during their junior year. The semifinalists were recognized during an Upper School assembly on Sept. 25.
Ransom Everglades' National Merit 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. (Makenzie Love not pictured.)
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation was established in 1955 to conduct the National Merit Scholarship Program. The semifinalists may continue in the competition, seeking the ultimate title of Merit Scholar and one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships awarded next spring worth more than $31 million
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.