Congratulations, Silvana Crespo!

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Divine Savior Academy is proud to announce that senior Silvana Crespo is a National Merit Scholar Finalist. This announcement was made Friday, February 14th after DSA???s weekly chapel service with a presentation of a plaque and framed award.

Silvana Crespo was one of two semifinalists in the City of Doral, and her advancement to finalist status is a prestigious distinction. Only about 9,000 students in the United States are chosen as finalists from a pool of more than 2 million candidates.

Crespo advanced from semifinalist to finalist by completing several requirements: maintaining a very high academic record, writing an essay, and earning a high score on the SAT.?? From the pool of 9,000 finalists about 8,000 are chosen to receive a National Merit Scholarship.

???We???re incredibly proud of Silvana. She is our first National Merit Scholar Finalist and has been an excellent representative of DSA and the community of Doral,??? comments Principal Ben Troge.

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 over 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. And for more information about Divine Savior Academy, contact the school office at (305) 597-4545.

Congratulations and God???s Blessings, Silvana!

Divine Savior Academy is a Christian academy dedicated to excellence. Located in Miami proper, DSA is the only private Christian school in Doral and serves the community with early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school programs. Accredited by AISF, SACS, AI, and NCPSA, Divine Savior Academy provides a college-prep curriculum that prepares students academically, athletically, socially, artistically, and spiritually in a safe and moral environment.

Dana Kirchoff
Dana Kirchoff
Dana Kirchoff is the Director of Communications at Divine Savior Academy.