All seven of the Potomac School seniors who qualified as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall have been named as finalists. Only 15,000 students in the United States receive this honor each year. The finalists then compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million in total.
The Potomac School finalists are Dan Alexander, Courtney Brandt, Christopher Gaston, Jodie Kuo, Addison Marin, Katherine Plaza, and Caroline Semel.
Doug McLane, head of Potomac’s Upper School, notes, “I am incredibly proud of these students and impressed by their dedication to academic excellence. I’m also happy to know that The Potomac School encourages and empowers students to achieve at this level.”
Photo: The Potomac School’s 2020 National Merit finalists. From left: Chris Gaston, Addison Marin, Courtney Brandt, Katherine Plaza, Jodie Kuo, Caroline Semel, and Dan Alexander.