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DeLaSalle proudly salutes senior Ava Krocheski-Meyer, who has been named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ava earned the recognition for her outstanding performance on the 2020 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Competition. As a semifinalist, Ava is recognized among the top one percent of more than 1.5 million high school seniors in the United States.

We commend Ava on her outstanding academic efforts, and we recognize her parents, Patrice and Glenn, and sister, Miriam ‘23 as well.  

Ava 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 girls’ tennis, Mock Trial, and Student Council. Ava will be formally recognized when DeLaSalle holds its annual Academic Awards program later this fall.

This marks the 20th consecutive year that DeLaSalle students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program. Ava is among 16,000 total 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.  Recently, Allicia Moeller `21, Abby Hames `20, and Sydney Riley `20 all earned finalist standing in the scholarship program. 

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” in the program, recognized for being among the top three percent of all high school seniors in the country.  

DeLaSalle congratulates Ava, her parents, and her teachers at DeLaSalle and in her grade school, 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.