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Worthy of Merit ~ Laura Bocek ’20

Laura was recently named a 2020 National Merit® Scholarship finalist.
Laura Bocek '20
Laura Bocek ’20

Along with her many accolades and accomplishments at Carondelet and beyond, Laura Bocek ’20 recently became a National Merit® Scholarship finalist, one of 15,000 nationwide.

“I am so honored and grateful to Carondelet for preparing me for my future academic endeavors. This award attests to the strength of Carondelet’s growth mindset curriculum and the value of hard work with learning. I cannot express how thankful I am for this reassurance in the worth of my education.”  -Laura Bocek ’20

At Carondelet, we prepare students to be bold, confident leaders in the classroom, in the community, and in the world with heart, faith, courage, and excellence. Laura Bocek ’20 truly embodies these characteristics.

Congratulations to Laura and her family from the entire Carondelet community on this worthy accomplishment! We can’t wait to see where life takes you next.

Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Of those semifinalists, approximately 15,000 were selected as finalists.

Carondelet High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school in the East Bay that offers young women a transformative educational experience. Since its founding in 1965, Carondelet has combined academic excellence and a recognition of the unique gifts of each of its students. The school’s focus is a woman-centered, comprehensive educational program designed to help young women build confidence and prepare for leadership and service in the 21st century.


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