McGloin, Reinhard, Zheng Honored in National Merit Scholarship Program

Three Mercersburg Academy students—Patrice McGloin ’19, Ella Jane Reinhard ’19, and Aaron Zheng ’19—have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 About 34,000 Commended Students across the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, those selected as Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

McGloin (of Washington, D.C.), Reinhard (of Cumberland, Md.), and Zheng (of Shanghai, China) scored in the top 5 percentile nationally on the PSAT/NMSQT.

“We are proud of the achievements of our students and congratulate them on their success that has been recognized at the national level,” said Julia Stojak Maurer ’90, assistant head of school for academic affairs.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (which administers the program) said in a news release. “They represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.”


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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
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