Five seniors earn National Merit Semifinalist awards
Five Breck seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists in this year's competition. Congratulations to Jacob Johnson, Lucia Miller, Thomas Peterson, Samuel Putnam, and Lana Trautman!
There were nearly 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, with 284 coming from Minnesota. In order to be considered a candidate for this recognition, students must take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Semifinalists are those students with the highest scoring entrants in each state and represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.
Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition with a change to earn one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.
Juniors Elise P. and Jess B. share about their internship at Agape Child Development and Oasis Crisis Intervention Center (Agape/Oasis).
During Black History Month, we are featuring Black, African, and African American identifying members of the Breck School community for our Meet a Mustang interviews. This week the Meet a Mustang feature is Jaren Morton '21, who started at Breck in the fall of 2016.
A group of Breck Upper School students were recognized for their writing in the Minnesota Scholastic Arts & Writing Regional Awards. Students submitted poetry, critical and personal essays, flash fiction, and shorts stories. Congratulations to our outstanding writers!