Seven Springs Seniors Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists
Seven Indian Springs School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Henry Goff ’18, Ken Jiao ’18, Lauren Jones ’18, Amy Li ’18, Peter Scalise ’18, Sam St. John ’18, and Danielle Wu ’18 were selected based on their achievements on the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
The nationwide pool of about 16,000 semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. These students have a chance to compete for about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million to be offered next spring.
About 90 percent of semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist round in February, and about half of finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the title of Merit Scholar, on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
Congratulations to our 2018 semifinalists!