Her selection from more than 1.55 million eligible students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in October 2009 puts Brown among the top one percent of high school students in the country. It also makes her eligible for the National Merit Scholarships worth more than $36 million that will be awarded to these academically-talented students this spring.
The daughter of Dr. Stuart and Ms. Kate Brown of Boyce, VA, Margaret was named a National Merit Semifinalist last fall based on her performance in the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT, which was taken by 3,063,087 high school students. She earned finalist status after demonstrating that she had an outstanding academic record throughout her four years at Foxcroft, by earning SAT scores that confirmed her performance on the PSATNMSQT, and being endorsed and recommended by School Head, Mary Louise Leipheimer. Brown also submitted a detailed application, which included an essay and information about her participation and leadership in school and community activities.
Brown has proven to be an outstanding scholar who earned the rare honor of being inducted into Foxcroft’s Cum Laude Society last spring as a junior. She has also served in several school-wide leadership positions including dormitory prefect, club head, and spirit team officer.