Mystic Valley Regional Charter School has received notice that eight current juniors will receive recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The following Mystic Valley students are among the three percent of students selected out of more than 1.5 million eligible students across the country based upon their outstanding PSAT test scores: Isabella Chu, Caroline Crowley, Hailey Ho, Huyen Le, Dukens Maurin, Eric Wang, Audrey Wherry and Regina Wierzbowski. Each of them will now move through the stages of the competition, and will be named a National Merit Commended Student, Semifinalist, Finalist or Recipient. This cohort of eight students, representing 11% of the school’s 2023 graduating class, is the largest number and highest percent to be recognized through the National Merit program in Mystic Valley’s history.
“The entire Mystic Valley community is extremely proud of these accomplished and hardworking young men and women,” Director/Superintendent Alex Dan remarked. “Each of them is engaged and involved within the school, and we couldn’t be happier that they are receiving this well-earned recognition.”
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by the NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.