LA’s Maddox Angerhofer ’18: Semifinalist – National Merit Scholarship Competition

Groton, MA — Lawrence Academy is proud to announce that Maddox Angerhofer ’18 has been named a national semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.



Founded in 1955, high school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test PSAT/NMSQT — which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year — and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

“I am incredibly grateful for the encouragement of my parents and all the faculty who have pushed me to do my best,” said Angerhofer, a native of Stratham, New Hampshire. “I especially want to thank my college counselor and eleventh-grade history teacher, Mr. Sheehan, for his support as I continue in the competition.”

Beyond her outstanding academic work and high achievement on the PSAT/NMSQT, Maddox fills her non-academic schedule with numerous co-curricular endeavors. Those activities include LA’s Environmental Sustainability Council (founder, president), the Elm Tree Society (LA Admissions tour guides), LA Peer Counseling, LA Peer Tutoring (math and science), the Student Jazz Ensemble (co-head and clarinetist for Spartan Swing), co-editor of Consortium (LA’s literary magazine), and the co-head of the Lawrence Academy Sock Club.

In athletics, Ms. Angerhofer, who also looks to compete at the collegiate level, is the captain of LA Girls’ Varsity Hockey and Westford Varsity Rowing.

“I plan to study international relations,” said Maddox, when asked about the future. “I am looking forward to submitting my college applications!”

Coed, independent, boarding and day, for grades 9–12, Lawrence Academy was founded in 1793 and is situated on 135 acres in Groton, Massachusetts, just 35 miles northwest of Boston. For information, visit