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Potomac School seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Students now will compete for scholarship funds awarded next spring
Potomac School seniors Katharine Kanner-Bitetti, Kate Tuttle, Audrey Rentzepis, Abigail Park, Paul Witkop, Daniel Overdeck and Max Zeldes recently were named 2023-24 National Merit Semifinalists.

Seven Upper School seniors from the Potomac School in McLean have been selected as semifinalists for 2023 National Merit Scholarships, putting them in the running for more than 7,000 scholarships worth $28 million to be bestowed next spring.

Katharine Kanner-Bitetti, Abigail Park, Daniel Overdeck, Audrey Rentzepis, Kate Tuttle, Paul Witkop and Max Zeldes were among the top scorers in Virginia, and are among 16,000 semifinalists named from among 1.3 million students taking the qualifying exam in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Three types of Merit Scholarship awards are offered: National Merit $2,500 scholarships, corporate-sponsored scholarships, and college-sponsored scholarships.