National Merit Program Recognizes US Students

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named eight US seniors as Semifinalists and nine US seniors as Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students qualified for this recognition based on their 2021 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

The nationwide group of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The Semifinalists will move forward through the National Merit program by completing an application that includes their academic record, community activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Finalists will be announced in February, and National Merit Scholars are awarded in the spring. 

Our National Merit Semifinalists:
Nathaniel Abbott
Steven Kim
Theo Moll
Braedon Olsen
Oliver Posner
Charlie Whitner
Nick Wojnar
Matthew Young

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation also recognized the outstanding academic promise of the following Commended Students for their high scores on the PSAT: 

Grayson Brooks
Ehren Collins
T. J. Lavelle
Raaghav Lele
Jay Lewis
Sam Mathews
Jake Pease
Sachin Singh
Bradley Wiandt

Congratulations to all these students on their outstanding achievements!

    • Semifinalists (front): Steven Kim, Oliver Posner, Charlie Whitner, Matthew Young, Braedon Olsen, Nick Wojnar, Theo Moll, Nate Abbott. Commended Students (back): Jay Lewis, T.J. Lavelle, Bradley Wiandt, Jake Pease, Raaghav Lele, Sam Mathews, Ehren Collins, Sachin Singh, Grayson Brooks.

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