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Kevin Salipante Wins National Merit Scholarship

Kevin Salipante, Class of 2019, has earned a 2019 National Merit Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship as part of the National Merit Scholarship Program. This corporate-sponsored merit award, given by The Trust Under The Will of Mary E. Beyerle for finalists from Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, provides a $2,500 scholarship to each recipient. In 2018, just seven finalists received this award.

Kevin and classmate Nadine Oury were two WT students to earn National Merit Scholarships this year.

In the fall, Kevin was recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist. This spring, Kevin was inducted into the Cum Laude Society and earned the Cassy Richards '01 Athlete of the Year Award along with his Cross Country teammates as part of the Upper School Class Day awards.

Congratulations, Kevin!

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.