GSB Senior is a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Upper School Director Dr. Joel Coleman is proud to announce that Ava Escousse '21 is a 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist. The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. This year, there are approximately 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide, and these academically talented high school seniors may continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $30 million, that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist Level of the competition.

Congratulations, Ava, and all best wishes on your continued success!

NMSC Lamp of Learning Logo

NMSC's "Lamp of Learning" logo is modeled after an oil-burning lamp—a classic symbol of knowledge and wisdom. Education fuels the flame that burns from the lamp, which is shown resting on a base that represents the Book of Knowledge. The logo is symbolic of the enduring goals of NMSC's scholarship programs.