National Merit Recognitions
Over 1.5 million students took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October. In April, 2019, National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified the top 50,000 highest test scores. 16,000 (top .01%) of those high performers were recently designated as semi-finalists on a state representational basis.
Congratulations to Emily F. ('20) for being named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. Only Semi-Finalists have the opportunity to continue onto finalist status with an opportunity to earn a National Merit Scholarship.
The other 34,000 (top .022%) high performers are named National Merit Commended Students. CDS is proud to have three National Merit Scholarship Corporation Commended Students in the Class of 2020: Aksheeta K., Reece K., and Frank V.