Anona Joshi, a 2019 graduate of The Sage School and Class Speaker at commencement that year, has been named a Semifinalist for the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is among more than 16,000 high school students nationwide to earn this distinction.
“This process has definitely helped me gain confidence in my own abilities,” Joshi said, “not just in test taking to qualify as a national merit semifinalist but also in other aspects of my life.”
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), around 15,000 of the Semifinalists will go on to be named Finalists. To qualify, these students must send in a detailed scholarship application that includes, among other things, the Semifinalists academic record, school and community participation, and leadership abilities.
Joshi is now working on that application, but she and other students hoping to eventually win one of some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships will have to wait until February to learn if they qualified as a Finalist.
No matter the outcome, Joshi won’t walk away from this process empty-handed.
“This reminded me that there is so much to look forward to in the college process too,” Joshi said, “such as beginning to discover different parts of yourself and making connections in your life, and that it’s important to recognize the smaller successes and milestones!”
More Sage Alums named 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
“Celebrating Sage Alums” is an opportunity for The Sage School community to learn about and recognize the many accomplishments of our hardworking alumni. If you are a former Sage student who wants to share their successes, or know an alum you would like to have celebrated, please contact Communications Associate Keir Chapman.