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In the fall of 2018 about 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). From 50,000 high scorers nationwide, National Merit Commended Students are selected.
Medfield High School Principal Robert Parga has announced the following seniors have received this distinction: Phillip Call, John Cronin, Anna DeBettencourt, Jamie Hollander, Hannah Rogan, Benjamin Rothstein, and Bruce Salisbury.
In addition, two MHS seniors, Luca Leger and Everest Zhou, have scored high enough on the test to have been named as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship competition. These academically talented students will continue in the competition for over 7,600 National Merit scholarships.