Mount St. Mary Academy Celebrates 2 National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists are recognized annually.


Mount St. Mary Academy is proud to recognize two students who have achieved the National Merit Semifinalist distinction in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program: Anna Kate Manchester ’19 and Bekka Ureta ’19.


Anna Kate and Bekka are among the 16,000 Semifinalists who represent the top one percent of the Class of 2019. Last fall, about 1.6 million juniors across the country entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship competition by taking the PSAT qualifying test.


These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring, according to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


Congratulations,  Anna Kate and Bekka.  We are very proud of your accomplishments!


Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion, and integrity.