Divine Savior Academy is proud to announce that senior Silvana Crespo is a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist. This announcement was made Friday, September 20th, following the news that Crespo had also received the 2013-2014 National Hispanic Scholar Award. Students, faculty, and parents Claudia and Eugenio Crespo were in attendance for the announcement after DSA???s morning chapel service.
Silvana Crespo is one of two National Merit Scholar semifinalists in the city of Doral. This prestigious distinction is awarded annually to about 16,000 students nationwide from a pool of more than 2 million candidates. Semifinalists become finalists by completing several requirements like maintaining a very high academic record, writing an essay, and earning a high score on the SAT. Finalists are announced in early February, and from this pool of finalists about 8,000 are chosen to receive a National Merit Scholarship.
Crespo credited her school for the distinction. She remarked, ???Divine Savior Academy fostered an environment where I felt comfortable so I could succeed academically.??? Divine Savior Academy is the only private Christian academy in the city of Doral, Florida. The academy has approximately 550 students enrolled in Pre-K3 through twelfth grade. The school is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and is in the process of doubling the size of its campus with a stand-alone high school building and grounds.
Beyond the classroom, Silvana has been involved in National Honor Society, Student Council, Leadership Club, and earned a place on DSA???s tennis team. She is currently in the process of applying to colleges and universities, with her sights set on Columbia. ???I want to go to a school where I can attain the best education possible in order to serve others,??? Crespo states, ???And I???m thankful to Pastor Carlos, Principal Troge, the entire DSA faculty, my parents, sister, and, most importantly, God.???
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, please visit http://www.nationalmerit.org.
Divine Savior Academy provides education from PreK3 through 12th grade to the Doral, Florida community and surrounding Miami communities of Kendall, Coral Gables, Sweetwater, Hialeah, Fountainbleau, Miami Lakes, Miami Springs, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Medley, and Miramar with its early childhood program (starting at age 3), elementary school, middle school, and high school. Divine Savior Academy, also known as DSA, is a private Christian school and operates within the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod???s school system. Located in Doral, DSA is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a church body which supports the fourth-largest private school system in the nation. The school is also listed as a Gold Seal Quality Care Program by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services. Divine Savior Academy has received accreditation from the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Accreditation International (AI), the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSA). The vision of DSA is to provide an excellent academic education in a safe environment that has been shaped by the love of God.