Three Shoreline Schools students named National Merit semi-finalists

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Two students from Shorewood and one student from Shorecrest were named as Semi-finalists in the National Merit® scholarship competition, recognition that they are among the highest scoring applicants in the State.

Shorecrest High School — Sophie Ding.
Shorewood High School —Max W Kapur; Wing-Sum A Law

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year – and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.

In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semi-finalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semi-finalists are designated on a state representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.

In February, some 15,000 Semi-finalists are notified that they have advanced to Finalist standing.All winners of Merit Scholarship® awards (Merit Scholar® designees) are chosen from the Finalist group.


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