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.
Breck School students participated in their largest food donation drive of the year throughout the week of Halloween, collecting more than 11,000 lbs of non-perishable food items for local non-profits.
Michal Sagar, Breck's Visual Arts Department Head, will debut her newest exhibit, A Fertile Emptiness, at the Form+Content Gallery beginning December 1.
As skilled educators, Breck faculty understand that students learn best when discrete skills, socio-emotional or otherwise, are applied to varied contexts in developmentally appropriate ways from preschool through 12th grade.