Thursday, September 15, 2016

15 Unionville High School Seniors Earn National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Recognition

The Unionville High School seniors are among the 16,000 semifinalists remaining in the competition and have been asked to submit applications to qualify for one of the 7,500 scholarships available.

Robert B. Akins,
Uma Balaji,
Alexander Castina,
Christopher A. Gehrke,
Lyndsay E. Hastings,
Caroline E. Kenton,
Skyler N. Lambert,
Irene Z. Liu,
Wanjing Liu,
Sagar Maheshwari,
Sophia M. Maloney,
Thomas P. Miles,
Leah R. Tedesco,
Nicholas Y. Yang,
Paige E. Young

About 1.6 million students across the country from about 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Nationally about 16,000 semifinalists are recognized out of the 1.6 million students who enter. That ranks these semifinalist within the top 1% of all students nationally. Unionville High School is honored that out of a class of 300 students, 15 (about 5% of the class) have earned this distinction.

The next step in the process is for semifinalists to submit a scholarship application that includes an outstanding academic record, a recommendation from their schools, an essay, and SAT scores than confirm the results of the PSAT.

Congratulations to all !