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Detroit Country Day School Students Named 2014 National Merit and Achievement Seminfinalists

Twenty-six students recognized as some of the highest scoring entrants in the state.  

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., January 23, 2014 – Detroit Country Day School (DCDS)announced that 26 senior class students were named 2014 National Merit and Achievement Semifinalists and will have the opportunity to compete for approximately 8,000 National Merit Scholarships. DCDS Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.

“At Detroit Country Day School, we are committed to providing a superior college preparatory education,” said Shilling. “We are incredibly proud of these students for this achievement, which is a true testament to the collaborative educational community that exists between our faculty, students and their families.”

Semifinalists are categorized as the highest scoring entrants in each state. More than 1.5 million junior class students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2012 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. In order to qualify, students must score well on the qualifying test, earn SAT scores that validate their performance on the qualifying test,possess an outstanding academic record throughout high school, and be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal. The finalists’ scholarships will be presented in spring 2014.

The 2014 DCDS National Merit and Achievement Semifinalists include:

Christopher Cantrell

Helena Chen

Hugh Day-Williams

Mihir Dekhne

Lakshmi Guduguntla

Ali Hakim

Elbert Han

Jeffrey Hendricks

Jennifer Li

Cody Liu

Ishan Naidu

Neha Nayak

Emily Nghiem

Dimitri Nikolaidis

Charles Nino

Arjun Ponduri

Anil Prakash

Anjana Rajan

Aaron Sun

Madeline Weiner

Brian Xu

Ronak Yarapatineni

Angela Yim

Katherine Young

Aaron Zeng

Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.

Art Aisner January 23, 2014 at 10:46 AM
This is amazing! Was it tough just to get them all in the same photo? Thanks for posting, Kristi!

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