Maumee Valley has 5 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
Maumee Valley Country Day School would like to congratulate the students on being semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Isabelle Broman '22, Arhtur Chen '22, Neena Dzur '22, Bryan Li '22, and Mia Westfere '22 earned the honor. The five semifinalists make up more than 8 percent of the current senior class.
The approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, according to a statement from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. More than 1.5 million students from 21,000 high schools entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The students will continue competing for one of about 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million.
Students and school officials must submit a detailed scholarship application to provide information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received to become a finalist. Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and write an essay.
Merit Scholar designees are selected based on their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation said in a statement.
Congratulations to these students for their outstanding achievements.