MICDS Honors National Merit Semifinalists

This fall, the Upper School held its annual Recognition Assembly, where students were honored for high levels of individual academic achievement. Dr. Ken Mares, Director of the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program, presented awards to students who participated in the challenging research program while Director of College Counseling Matt Essman and Head of Upper School Scott Small presented awards to the National Merit Semifinalists.

To conclude the assembly, Assistant Head of School Brian Thomas shared his congratulations and a reflection on the hard work each student in the MICDS community puts forth day in and day out to pursue their academic goals.

Thomas shared, “You achieve because you dare greatly—maybe not today on this stage, but in the small and large ways that people achieve. An act of kindness here or a discovery there. You all achieve because you dare to put yourselves out there to become new and reborn every day—into better versions of yourselves.”