Aquinas Academy student named National Merit finalist

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 12:01 AM

Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh graduate Margaret (Molly) Maglio qualified as a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which ranks her as one of the top 15,000 finishers of the more than 1.6 million entrants who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Maglio was presented with her Finalist certificate from the NMSQT program during Aquinas Academy’s high school award ceremony on May 31.

In addition to her work in the classroom, she was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American, All-WPIAL and All-Section selections, and was the high scorer for WPIAL this season.

She will be attending Georgetown University in the fall.

Three additional Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh graduates from the Class of 2019 were also recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as Commended Students: Grace Fort, Katie O’Connell, and Anni Truschel. Their scores on the PSAT Exam were among the top 50,000.