National Merit Scholars Recognized

National Merit Scholars Recognized

Eight National Merit Semifinalists and six National Merit Commended Students in the Class of 2020 were recognized during an all-school assembly on Friday, October 4.

Over 1.6 million students took the 2018 PSAT last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

About 34,000 students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states.

Harpeth Hall is pleased to recognize 6 National Merit Commended Students in the Class of 2020:

Margaret Bone

Reese Graves

Margaret Kirchner

Ingram Link

Isabel Long

Alex Massey


Approximately 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists were recognized in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.

Harpeth Hall is delighted to recognize 8 National Merit Semifinalists in the Class of 2020:

Katie Dovan

Melissa King

Evy Knouse

Sarah Parks

Meghna Ramaiah

Nisha Ramanna

Ellie Seehorn

Maggie Sullivan


"Congratulations girls! We are so proud of your hard work," Head of School Jess Hill said in assembly. 

She also recognized the faculty and expressed appreciation for their help preparing the students so the girls feel confident going into the PSAT. "Good luck to the 9th through 11th grades who will be taking the PSAT on October 16!" Hill concluded.