Senior Named National Merit Finalist

Adit Dutta poses with administrators
High school senior Adit Dutta has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist based on his exceptional performance on the Preliminary SAT. The College Board bestows this honor upon less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide each year.

Adit was named a semifinalist in the competition earlier this school year. Advancing to finalist standing is an even greater achievement, as he is among an elite group of only 15,000 finalists out of 1.5 million seniors nationwide that took the PSAT. Adit then went on to perform exceptionally well on the SAT, a requirement for advancing to finalist status. 

An IB Diploma candidate, Adit is also a member of the wrestling team. He plays the piano and has a talent for drawing, which he practices in his IB Art course. Adit is considering majoring in biology and preparing for a possible career in dentistry.

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

Congratulations to Adit on this prestigious accomplishment!