Congratulations to the 2018-19 National Merit Scholars! This year, we have two Semifinalists, five Commended Scholars, and two Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars.
National Merit Semifinalists are: Kaegan Cowan and Kadi Stithem.
The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, emerges from about 1.6 million juniors in U.S. high schools who took the qualifying PSAT test last fall. Semifinalists will continue on in the National Merit competition and will submit a detailed scholarship application in order to advance to Finalist level. Finalists will be announced in February 2018. To become a semifinalist, Hathaway, Pham and Vu earned PSAT scores of at least 219 out of 240.
National Merit Commended Scholars are: Andrew Boeding, Jordan Ehrke, Catherine Gimino, Michael Hogan, and Cooper Steiner.
About 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation are being recognized. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of 1.6 million students who took the qualifying PSAT last fall.
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars are: Catherine Magana and Parker Manning.
About 5,000 Hispanic/Latino students throughout the nation are being recognized. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Hispanic Recognition Program students placed among the top 2.5% of all Hispanic/Latino students who took the qualifying PSAT last fall. They are also required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA for the recognition.