Commonwealth Seniors Recognized in 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Commonwealth School is pleased to share outcomes from the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program to date.

Nineteen of this year's thirty-four seniors have been recognized in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program, either as Semifinalists or Commended students.

Representing the state of Massachusetts, the ten Semifinalists include:

  • Anto Catanzaro ’24
  • Thomas Du ’24
  • Mirai Duintjer Tebbens Nishioka ’24
  • Henry Levenson ’24
  • Aaron Li ’24
  • Charlie Liebenberg ’24
  • Will Narasimhan ’24
  • Eve Shapiro ’24
  • Jay Sweitzer-Shalit ’24
  • Olivia Wang ’24

These National Merit Semifinalists join a nationwide pool of more than 16,000 students, representing less than 1% of graduating high school seniors in the U.S. and including the highest-scoring entrants in each state. 

An additional nine Commonwealth seniors received notice of the National Merit Letter of Commendation. These are students whose PSAT scores put them in the top ~3% of test takers nationally:

  • Ty Himmel ’24
  • Eliza Lamster ’24
  • Sienna Mathur ’24
  • Matteo Sabatine ’24
  • Sophia Seitz-Shewmon ’24
  • Dava Sitkoff ’24
  • Lizzy Wakefield ’24
  • Paris Wu ’24
  • Rayna Yu ’24 

More than 1.3 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test®. Finalists will be announced in February of 2024, and National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced between April and July.

Our congratulations to these and all of our hardworking seniors!

For more information, please contact Director of Communications Jessica Tomer,, 617-266-7525.