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National Merit Scholars

Ocober 5, 2011 ~The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the
students who have been named Commended Students as well as Semifinalists in
their annual National Merit Scholarship competition. This year, two GMVS
seniors received recognition. Brian McLaughlin was named a Semifinalist, as he
scored among the top 16,000 students who took the PSAT last fall. To qualify,
Brian also was among the top 800+ boarding school students in the Northeast and
Mid-Atlantic named as Semifinalists, a select bunch indeed! He now enters the
application process for Finalist status, with decisions coming in February.

Kaitlin Fitzgerald earned Commended Student honors, as her score
placed her among the next 34,000 high scorers out of the more than 1.5 million
students nationwide who took the test.