WESTPORT, Conn. — Christopher Glynn, a senior at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
The National Merit Scholarship program awards consistently high academic achievement in grades 9-12 who are top scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT.
In addition to his outstanding academic record, Glynn is captain of the GFA Math Team, an outfielder on the varsity baseball team (and a member of the undefeated Thirds basketball team this winter), a writing center tutor, a member of the Judicial Council, and a student ambassador, hosting prospective students and their families.
He will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, where he hopes to study finance at The Wharton School.
According to the National Merit Scholarship website, out of 1.6 million students who enter the academic competition, about 50,000 of the highest scoring students are selected for recognition, either as a "Commended Student" or "Semifinalist."
Earlier this year, seniors Sami Canaan, Michaela Cohen, Lindsey Downie, Caroline Kulak, Emma Lawton, and Charlie Thompson were named as Commended Students. Senior Eddie Lopez-Wortman was selected as a National Hispanic Scholar after scoring in the top 2.5 percent in the region among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test-takers.