Twenty South High students have received recognition in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). The program recognizes high school seniors who have excelled in academics and have the potential to succeed in rigorous college programs.
“Congratulations to our students for their academic accomplishments,” South High Principal Ed Schwartz said. “They should all be proud of this national recognition.”
Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Our students will join approximately 16,000 seniors from across the country, representing the top one percent, and will compete for 8,700 NMSP scholarships totaling more than $41 million. About 50,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized, which represents the top three percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. For the National Hispanic Reconition Program, students scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region.
South High National Merit Semifinalists
(l-r) Zachary Bergman and Mark Haddleton
South High National Merit Commended Students
Front row (l-r) Jacob Casella, Jennifer Girard, Elizabeth Colip, Emily Leatherwood, Nolan Mason, Josiah Hsu, Samuel Krauter, Tanuj Singh, Shayan Rasheed; Back row (l-r) Therese Malinowski, Jorie Selig, Colin Dodd, Lukian Kling, Nathan Wiechec, Katarina Stanley, Rishi Raja
South High National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) honorees
(l-r) Samantha Simmons and Marco Oceguera
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, please visit www.nationalmerit.org.