Bauer Named National Merit Semifinalist

Nora Bauer has been named a Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

During her time at Notre Dame, Nora has taken 12 Advanced Placement Courses, with a particular focus on math and the sciences. This December, Nora will also complete an Associate’s Degree in Physics from Chattanooga State. She has completed the majority of this coursework outside of her regular school day. Nora is a member of the 30+ Club, having a score of 34 on the ACT. In her spare time, Nora volunteers with Meals on Wheels, where she has accrued over 50 hours of service.   

Nora points to the AP science courses and participation in various honor societies as having a significant and positive impact on her experience at Notre Dame. After graduation, Nora plans to study physics in college with the eventual goal of obtaining a Ph.D. in physics.