Wednesday, December 6, 2023

CHS Senior Gabriel Langevin Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist; Three Others Commended

Gabriel Langevin Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist; Catherine Gregory, Elek Rothrock And Sierra Knight Received Commendation Letters

Gabriel Langevin

Coronado High School senior Gabriel Langevin has been named a 2024 Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Langevin is a stand-out at CHS, where he currently serves as the Academic League President, is an active member in National Honor Society, and a member of the Islander Beach Volleyball team. He also participates in the Red Bucket Brigade to raise funds for Coronado Promenade Concerts, and works at Coronado Public Library, where he has volunteered since middle school.

Over 1.3 million high school juniors across the country entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Less than one percent (16,000) were named Semifinalist.

Langevin is now eligible to advance to the Finalist level, with an opportunity to compete for National Merit scholarships worth nearly $28 million. Finalists will be announced in February.

Three other CHS students received a Letter of Commendation; Catherine Gregory, Elek Rothrock and Sierra Knight. About 34,000 of students in the nation were recognized for their exceptional academic promise with a Letter of Commendation. “Commended students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a spokesperson for NMSC.

According to NMSC, “These students represent a valuable national resource: recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development.”

For more information on the NMSC scholarship program visit

Source: Coronado Unified School District

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