T.C. Williams Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Congratulations to T.C. Williams High School senior Madeline Waldhoff, who has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

Madeline is one of the 16,000 talented semifinalists who will be considered for a National Merit Scholarship next spring. The qualifying semifinalists represent less than one percent of all high school seniors in the United States.

We are always proud our students are recognized at such a high national level. Madeline is an extraordinary student and we want to congratulate her for the hard work and dedication that has led to this success,” said Peter Balas, Principal of T.C. Williams High School.

Students enter the competition for scholarships and recognition when they take the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT. Madeline took the PSAT in fall 2016 that would qualify her. Her award was announced on September 13.

Madeline attended Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy and went on to attend George Washington Middle School. She dreams of attending the University of Chicago and becoming a fiction writer.

I am excited about this. My mom earned this award and now I’ve earned it as well. I really want to go to the same college as my mom too, so it’s like I’m following in her footsteps,” said Madeline.

Madeline packed her senior year of high school with five advanced placement classes and is a peer tutor in the Writing Center at T.C. Williams. She has completed National Novel Writing Month two years in a row.

I like fantasy writing. For the last couple years, I have been working on a story set in a different world. My concept for National Novel Writing Month this year is a space detective,” she said.

Congratulations, Madeline!

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