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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience

All Eleven National Merit Semifinalists Advance to Finalist Standing

All eleven of Loyola Academy’s National Merit semifinalists, named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in September, have advanced to finalist standing. The NMSC honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the finalist group based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments as demonstrated by their academic record, information about the school’s curriculum and grading system, test scores, the finalist’s own essay and more.  

These academically talented high school seniors are one step closer to securing some of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $33 million that will be awarded in the spring.

The Loyola community congratulates the following eight members of the senior class:
Leo J. Brett
Kevin F. Considine
Robert P. Hess
James D. Manzer
Jonathan D. Merchan
Sophie I. Molins
John P. Nugent
Claire C. O’Shaughnessy
Jenna T. Rekoske
Martin D. Susanto
Marie C. Tagliavia
To read biographies of the individual finalists, click here

In addition, Loyola is proud to recognize the following sixteen National Merit Commended students:
  • Michael A. Bednarek
  • Juliana E. Brun
  • Sarah C. Carpenter
  • Grace A. Couture
  • Derek Damasco
  • Ryan P. Dettling
  • Katherine C. Hjorth
  • Wonjae Kim
  • Homer J. Livingston
  • Daniel J. O'Flaherty
  • Jayna C. Park
  • Emilia S. Rosinski
  • Tyler S. Rueth
  • Ella M. Smyth
  • Noah J. Zahn
  • Luke Zitella

Our Mission

To form women and men for meaningful lives of leadership and service in imitation of Jesus Christ through a college preparatory education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Loyola Academy admits students of any race, color and national origin or ethnic origin.