According to the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program, Owen is one of 16,000 semi-finalists across the country who were notified of their advancement to finalist status in February. Finalists are selected upon review of their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. 

Owen was named a semi-finalist in September 2021 and was responsible for submitting an additional application that includes details on his leadership and extracurricular activities, academic record, school recommendations, and personal essay.

Lourdes Principal, Meghan Vilardo remarks, “Being a National Merit Scholarship is a tremendous honor for Owen and we are proud of all of his accomplishments. We can not wait to see how he changes the world.”

A resident of Wappingers Falls, Owen attended St. Mary’s School in Fishkill before Our Lady of Lourdes High School. He is an active member of Varsity Fencing, National Honor Society, Model UN; Youth Leadership, and Wind Ensemble. Owen plans to study Mechanical Engineering at either Georgia Tech or Northeastern University.

Congratulations Owen!