Two Marmion Academy students named National Merit semifinalists

  • Nicholas Wilson of North Aurora

    Nicholas Wilson of North Aurora

  • Ryan Bennett of Sugar Grove

    Ryan Bennett of Sugar Grove

Submitted by Marmion Academy
Updated 9/25/2020 2:41 PM

Marmion Academy recently announced that seniors Ryan Bennett, son of Kelly and Megan Bennett of Sugar Grove, and Nicholas Wilson, son of Thomas and Marisel Wilson of North Aurora, have been named semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented Marmion seniors will continue in the competition for one of 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.


Semifinalist status is based on scores on the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The nationwide wide pool of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring students in each state.

Marmion Academy, a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory school for young men, is a community dedicated to spiritual formation, academic excellence and leadership development.

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