Patrick Meehan '20 named National Merit Semifinalist

Patrick Meehan '20, a senior in Bishop DuBourg's Academy of Advanced Studies, is among the approximately 16,000 students nationwide who were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this week. 
More than 1.5 million high school juniors from about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
"We are very pleased with the academic challenge that our students receive at Bishop DuBourg," said Jen Meehan, mother of Patrick '20 and Meghan '22. "They are members of the Academy of Advanced Studies, where they study a college-prep curriculum of Honors and Dual Credit classes, balanced so that they are also able to participate in sports, theater and clubs. DuBourg creates students who are both well-rounded and prepared for the challenges of college and the workforce.

"Our son, Patrick, will graduate Bishop DuBourg in May 2020 with 52 college credits, allowing him to pursue a double major in Math and Economics and a Spanish minor. Our daughter, Meghan, is studying both French and Spanish with the hopes of someday working abroad. The Academy of Advanced Studies classes have helped our children grow not only intellectually but also in their leadership and public-speaking skills.  As a result, we have watched them grow in confidence and ambition." 

Patrick is also active in the Guild Theatre, Student Ambassadors and National Honor Society. He will have the chance to compete for National Merit Scholarships in the spring. Congratulations, Patrick!
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