Congratulations to Kellenberg senior Mary Guardino on being named one of this year’s winners of the National Merit Award Scholarship. Throughout her time at Kellenberg, Mary’s average has continually ranked among the highest in the school. Along with her grades, Mary is also a member of the National Honor Society, the Newspaper club, Science Olympiad, Catholic League, Varsity Swimming, and serves as a Marianist Mentor.
All winners of Merit Scholarship® awards (Merit Scholar® designees) are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. A variety of information is available for NMSC selectors to evaluate: the Finalist’s academic record, information about the school’s curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the high school official’s written recommendation, information about the student’s activities and leadership, and the Finalist’s own essay.