Trinity School Senior Mollie Flotemersch was named a NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Mollie's National Merit Semifinalist distinction places her among an elite group that represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. She is an intelligent and gifted student with a cumulative grade point average of 4.32 that includes some of the most advanced courses offered at Trinity. In addition to being named a National Merit Semifinalist, she was recently selected as an AP Scholar. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Interact Club, Key Club, and French Club. She is also a Presbyterian College 2018 Junior Fellow Scholar and received the Sewanee Award for Excellence in Writing. Even though Mollie maintains a heavy workload, she continues to be an invaluable member of the Trinity's Symphonic Band, the "Wildcat Pride" Marching Band, and Show Choir.
Mollie has distinguished herself by the quality of her work and intensity of her effort. She has excelled in Trinity School’s rigorous college-preparatory environment by selecting courses that include honors and advanced placement courses, while maintaining her place on the Head of School's List for four consecutive years. She is very active at Vaughn Forest Church, where she serves as a volunteer and also sings in the youth services. In addition, she served as an intern in Trinity's Choral and Theatre Department, where she assisted Director Jordan Sullivan, who stated, "Mollie is a thoughtful, hard-working, and proactive intern and her work ethic and passion to be a lifelong learner are unsurpassed. She continually challenges herself to grow as a musician, while maintaining a high GPA." Band Director Russell Greene echoed those statements commenting, "Mollie Flotemersch is a student with an unbreakable spirit and relentless enthusiasm."
Approximately 16,000 students were named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements ro advance to the Finalist level of competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.