Senior Brooke DiSpirito has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist based on her exceptional performance on the Preliminary SAT. The College Board bestows this honor upon less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide each year.

Brooke was named a semifinalist in the competition earlier this school year. However, advancing to finalist standing is an even greater achievement. She is among an elite group of only 15,000 finalists out of 1.5 million seniors nationwide. As required of all finalists, Brooke went on to perform exceptionally well on the SAT. She is an IB Diploma candidate and captain of the kickline, and has held the lead dance position in many of the high school’s musicals. Outside of school, she is a passionate ballerina. Brooke also loves writing and composes and performs monologues for the school’s Writers and Directors Workshops.

The College Board shares the names of students who earn these distinctions with colleges and universities. As a finalist, Brooke is now eligible to receive scholarships of $10,000 toward her college education. These scholarships can come from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, corporate sponsors, or the universities the finalists attend. 

Congratulations to Brooke on this outstanding accomplishment!