Announcing the Class of 2023 National Merit Semifinalists

Carrollwood Day School, an International Baccalaureate/Cum Laude Society Independent School Announces three National Merit Semifinalists.

“We are thrilled to announce the nominations for Vikram, Carter, and Mahir as National Merit Semifinalists. Their testing acumen is exceptional and their performance speaks to their relentless commitment and work ethic as scholars in our IB setting. This would not be possible without the support of their dedicated faculty here at CDS, where their talents have been harnessed. I eagerly look forward to watching these Patriots maneuver through the college admission process and for their future matriculation into higher education."

Tampa, FL – Carrollwood Day School is proud to congratulate the three students named National Merit Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 

These academically talented high school students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring. High school juniors entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. 

Congratulations to these Class of 2023 CDS scholars:

  • Vikram B.
  • Carter C.
  • Mahir S.
Vikram B., Class of 2023
Carter C., National Merit Semifinalist
Mahir S., National Merit Semifinalist

Carrollwood Day School's college counseling department focuses on a developmental model for students beginning as early as eighth grade. In an effort to simplify an increasingly complex college admission landscape, we invest in providing a gradual release of information that is relevant to each student's grade level to ensure that they are fully prepared for their transition to higher education. It is our goal as a department to find the most competitive fit institution for each CDS student by matching each student's aspirations with a plethora of colleges and universities that will allow students to thrive. We are proud to say that 100% of our students have been admitted to a four-year college or university since the first upper school graduating class in 2009.