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Conard High School Announces National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

From left: John Zehr, Jenna Kopp, Xavier Blackwell-Lipkind. Courtesy photo

Three students from West Hartford’s Conard High School Class of 2020 have been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists.

Submitted by Marisa Barry, Student Activities/College and Career Coordinator, Conard High School

Conard High School is proud to recognize Xavier Blackwell-Lipkind, Jenna Kopp, and John Zehr as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Over 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools across the country entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test), also known as NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The pool of Semifinalists is comprised of less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. The 16,000 Semifinalists in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program will now compete to become a Merit Scholar.

This spring, the National Merit Scholarship Program will announce which college-bound students will receive a portion of its $31 million scholarship fund, money provided by hundreds of businesses and universities who share NMSC’s goals of recognizing the nation’s most academically accomplished.

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