Senior Viviana Arroyo Named Fairfax's First National Merit Scholar

Posted by Community Relations Department on 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.