Seniors receive National Merit Honors

Seniors receive National Merit Honors

Prep Seniors earn top recognition by the National Merit Scholarship program

Fairfield Prep proudly announces National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Scholars

Pictured with Principal Dr. Tommy de Quesada and President Dr. Tom Simisky, S.J., from left; National Merit Semifinalist Alex Nordlinger and National Merit Commended honorees Henry Essex, Adam Julio and Louis Guzzi..

Fairfield Prep is pleased to announce recognition of four seniors who are honored in the National Merit Scholarship Program, including Semifinalist Alex Nordlinger and three Commended honorees. The seniors are recognized based on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test taken in their junior year. Over 1.6 million students from across the nation entered the competition by taking the test, and the Prep winners were selected based on placement in the top five percent in the highly competitive state of Connecticut.

A spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Program commented, "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."