Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

9 UAHS seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

The nine Nine National Merit Semifinalists posing for a photo overlooking Golden Bear Bouleveard

Nine Upper Arlington High School students have qualified as Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, giving them the opportunity to compete for more than 7,100 National Merit college scholarships worth nearly $28 million. 

These academically talented members of the UAHS Class of 2024 are among approximately 16,000 high school seniors nationwide to qualify as Semifinalists based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The Semifinalists represent the highest scores on the PSAT/NMSQT and approximately 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide. 

The Upper Arlington students named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists are:

  • Noe B.

  • Thomas C.

  • Ashley H.

  • Wendy J.

  • Ezra L.

  • Seth L.

  • Sebastien N.

  • Cynthia S.

  • Kevin W.

Beginning in February, the National Merit Scholarship program expects to notify about 15,000 Semifinalists that they advanced to Finalist status after fulfilling several requirements, including having a record of a high academic achievement in grades nine through 12 and earning a high score on the SAT or ACT. Approximately half of the Finalists will be awarded National Merit Scholarships and the Merit Scholar® title. 

For more information on the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit www.nationalmerit.org.

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