Aisha, a current MCDS twelfth grade student, was recently named a National Merit Finalist out of 1,500,000 students who took the PSAT during their junior year. The top-scoring 16,000 were named Semifinalists in September. To advance to Finalist standing, students had to earn high scores on the SAT, have a high grade point average, write an essay, and submit recommendations. Finalists are eligible for National Merit Scholarships sponsored by various American colleges and universities. Congratulations, Aisha!