Congratulations to Sarah Daoud, CeCe Quirk, and Gwen Pohlmann! The Academy is proud to announce that these three Notre Dame seniors have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. Over 1.5 million juniors in nearly 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The highest-scoring students in each state represent the pool of Semifinalists who, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, represent less than 1% of United States high school seniors. Congratulations to these academically talented ND seniors! National Merit Commended students are announced at a later date.