National Merit Semifinals


The following students are National Merit Semifinalists with the highest scores in the state. Photo courtesy of PTSA.

Shruti Patel, Online Managing editor

Today we announce our senior scholars whose scores from their junior PSAT have qualified them as National Merit Semifinalists! The 2018 PSAT/NMSQT served as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants to the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Selection Index scores of students who met program participation requirements were used to designate a pool of about 16,000 Semifinalists on a state allocation basis. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors. Please congratulate these students when you see them!


Kathryn Cole

Eva Dwelle

Luke Leifker

Caroline Myers

Vishnu Ranganath

Jacob Rasmussen