Senior Viviana Arroyo Named Fairfax's First National Merit Scholar
Posted by Community Relations Department at 10/9/2013
Senior Viviana Arroyo found out a few weeks ago that she was a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Last week she learned that she is a National Merit Commended Student, based on her score on the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT.) Arroyo is the first National Merit Scholarship Commended or Semifinalist in the school’s seven year history.
She is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate with a 4.8 grade point average. Arroyo wants to major in history and become a lawyer, help the community and eventually teach at a college level. She has expressed interest in attending Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Harvard, Swarthmore College or Villanova University. Arroyo is a member of the National Honor Society, participates in the Be A Leader Foundation and has done volunteer work in the community, specifically in St. Catherine’s of Siena Parish School and in a local library. Arroyo has also played varsity tennis since her freshmen year.