Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

13 UAHS seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit Semifinalists (one not pictured)Thirteen Upper Arlington High School students have qualified as Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, giving them the opportunity to compete for approximately 7,250 National Merit college scholarships worth nearly $28 million. 

These academically talented members of the UAHS Class of 2023 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 less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide.

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

  • John B.

  • Riddhi G.

  • Annie H.

  • Liam M.

  • Ruchika R.

  • Rahul R.

  • Nathan R.

  • Ethan S.

  • Alana S.

  • Benjamin S.

  • Sanay T.

  • James U.

  • Caroline 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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