Record Number of CN Students Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Cardinal Newman is proud to announce that five of its students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC.) Four have been named Commended Students, and one has moved forward in the competition as a Semifinalist. The NMSC has commended the following scholastically talented seniors: 

Mark Botrous

Victoria Brook

Connor Flynn

Ethan Renken

Roughly 34,000 Commended Students nationwide are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of academic success. Congratulation to each of them on this honorable recognition.  

NMSC has also announced that Marshall Seezen has been named a Semifinalist and will go on to compete for a National Merit Scholarship. Each year, 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million are awarded to academically talented seniors. About 95% of Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists go on to win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. 

Join us as we congratulate all five students on this tremendous honor, and best of luck to Marshall as he competes for the title of Merit Scholar!