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DeLaSalle proudly salutes senior Allicia Moeller, who has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Moeller earned the recognition for her outstanding performance on the 2019 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Competition. As a semifinalist, Moeller is recognized among the top one percent of more than 1.6 million high school seniors in the United States, one of the top 278 high school seniors in Minnesota..

We commend Allicia on her outstanding academic efforts, and we recognize her parents, Pam and Mark, and brothers, Joe `15 and Nick `17 as well.  Allicia is actually the second in her family to earn National Merit honors, as older brother, Joe, also earned the National Merit Semifinalist distinction.

Moeller is a member of the National Honor Society, and has been on the High Honor Roll for all six semesters at De.  She has been active in an array of programs while at DeLaSalle, including theatre, pep band, and more. Moeller will be formally recognized when DeLaSalle holds its annual Academic Awards program later this fall.

This marks the 19th consecutive year that DeLaSalle students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program. Moeller is among 16,000 students nationwide who have been named semifinalists. Over 90 percent of semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level of competition. Finalists are competing to earn one of 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million.

More good news is likely on the way in the coming days.  It’s anticipated that the National Merit Scholarship program will announce that additional DeLaSalle seniors are to be recognized as “Commended Students” for their outstanding performance on the 2019 PSAT, within the top three percent of all high school seniors in the country.  

DeLaSalle congratulates Moeller, her parents, and her grade school teachers for the considerable effort that led to such outstanding performance.  DeLaSalle is a Catholic, college preparatory high school, drawing its student body from over 125 Twin Cities middle schools. Over 98 percent of De graduates matriculate to college.