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Khanal Named National Merit Finalist

For the first time, a Missouri Military Academy cadet shares a lofty status alongside 15,000 other U.S. high school students. Nischal Khanal ’13 was notified of the announcement at lunch today.  Khanal was named a National Merit Semifinalist in September and had been awaiting news.   He scored in the top one-third of the original 50,000 high scorers to achieve Semifinalist status.

Missouri Military Academy Academics

Dean of Academics LTC Frank Giuseffi was the first to know – but it was not long after until Nischal was commended for his achievement. He will find out between March and mid-June if he is a scholarship winner.

According to the organization, Khanal’s abilities, skills, and accomplishments will determine if he is selected to receive a Merit Scholarship.  National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) selectors will also evaluate Khanal’s academic record, two sets of test scores, information about his school involvement, and a personal essay, among other criteria.

Khanal is now in the running to be one of 8,300 Finalists that will be selected to receive a Merit Scholarship award. Beginning next month and continuing to mid-June, NMSC will alert the winners.

Khanal Posts Perfect Score on SAT Subject Test

SAT test results are in….we want to wish congratulations to cadet Nischal Khanal ’13, who achieved a perfect score of 800 on the SAT Physics Subject test in October!  Khanal also scored an 800 on the Math 2 Subject test in October 2011.  He has also been offered the most scholarships of any senior cadet so far this school year.  Way to go, Nischal!

Senior Cadet to Compete for National Merit Scholarship

One Missouri Military Academy cadet has achieved high honors in this young school year.  Nischal Khanal ’13 was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.  As one of 16,000 high school seniors who are semifinalists, he qualifies to compete for one of 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, which will be awarded next spring.  The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.  Khanal qualified as a Semifinalist by scoring in the top 1% nationwide of the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Khanal is also a member of the National Honor Society and MMA’s academic honor society, Delta Phi.

 Khanal was inducted into the National Honor Society last year.  He will compete for a National Merit Scholarship during his senior year.

Strong Performance Equals Recognition at St. Louis Math Competition

Numbers and formulas were the name of the game in St. Louis this past weekend.  Missouri Military Academy cadets traveled there for the “Excellence in Math” competition hosted by St. Louis Community College.  Ten cadets participated in the competition Saturday, which tested students in all types of mathematics.

Geometry teacher LT Edsel Baker accompanied the cadets to the competition.  He says MMA cadets held their own and produced some good results.  Battalion Commander EJ Chung ’12 placed 10th overall among seniors.  Junior cadets Blake Bibles ’13Nischal Khanal ’13, Eoghan Matthews ’13, and Yu Zhou ’13 placed third overall in the team portion of the competition.  Khanal also brought home an individual trophy after placing third overall among all juniors.

MMA cadets joined over 1800 students from 40 Missouri high schools for the competition.  Math Department Chair MAJ Ananta Khanal says this was the third year cadets have participated in the event.

The cadets presented their trophies to the Corps of Cadets at lunch today.