Seven Kingswood Oxford School seniors were recently recognized as merit scholars for their exceptional performance and scores on the PSAT/NMSQT test taken last year. Head of the Upper School Dr. Dan Gleason presented the awards to the students at an assembly on Tuesday, October 18. “This award encapsulates the core values that these scholars approach their schooling - learning with passion and perseverance, raising intellectual curiosity, and working hard and taking risks,” Gleason said.
The recipients are Mckenzie Campbell ‘23, Kyra Dunnirvine ‘23, Maggie Dwyer ‘23, Johnny Kung ‘23, Aidan Ladewig ‘23, Manu Narasimhan ‘23, and Raj Patel ‘23. The National Merit Scholarship program is a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Seniors entered this competition in October of last year by taking the preliminary SAT/national merit scholarship qualifying test (PSAT/NMSQT). Recently the National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified 50,000 students with the highest scores on the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT and has now announced the names of 34,000 of these students who have been named commended students based on a selection index that is set on a national level.
Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized for this incredible honor!
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.