Life as a Hawk

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National Merit Semifinalist

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Senior Geoffrey Martello has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program. He was selected as a semifinalist by scoring among the highest in Massachusetts and in the nation on the 2011 Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Only 16,000 seniors across the nation are selected as semifinalists out of the 1.5 million juniors who took the 2011 PSAT.

Geoffrey will now have the opportunity to become a finalist and to receive one of the three different kinds of Merit Scholarship awards. 8,300 scholarships are being offered to help pay for higher education for these merit scholars (2,500 state representational, 1,000 corporate-sponsored and 4,800 college-sponsored).

“We are very proud of Geoffrey’s achievement,” says Headmaster Brother Daniel Skala, CFX. “He is an outstanding young man who is joining a long list of Xaverian scholars who have been named national merit semifinalists and finalists over the last several years.”


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