2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

Palm Beach County Students Among Semifinalists in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program
Posted on 09/15/2020
National Merit Scholarship

On September 9, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 49 School District of Palm Beach County students as semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Semifinalists must have outstanding academic records throughout high school, an endorsement and recommendation by a high school official, and have written an essay as part of the scholarship application.

These academically talented high school seniors are part of an elite group of approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for more than 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered in spring 2021. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

The students will have to fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition and be considered for a Merit Scholarship award. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in college.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application with information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, as well as honors and awards received.

Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with their own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions. The supporting organizations and institutions share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. Congratulations to the following students:

ALEXANDER W. DREYFOOS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Nirmit A. Chandan

Stephanie A. Miller

Benjamin Z. Gao

Katherine Oung

Emma R. Garrett

Emma B. Troast

Jarom R. Gordon

Daniel H. Wang

Kevin Kong

George C. Wu

Selina Lin

Madison Yan


ATLANTIC COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Tony C. Luo

Vismay Sharan

 BOCA RATON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Cameron R. Brown

Alex O. Johnson

Scott A. Carrillo

Thomas R. Rootes

Allison E. Fleming

 


FOREST HILL HIGH SCHOOL

Ian L. Padgett

 


JUPITER COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Ty P. Barrette

Jacob D. Roman

Hannah M. Dickinson

Grace A. Wodar

Julia Ingram

 


PALM BEACH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Szander T. Brenner

Jacob M. Lee


PARK VISTA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Kha Vo

 

 SPANISH RIVER COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Alex R. Gaynor

Pierre A. Louis

Katherine F. Heller

Mingni Qu

Aditya Kumar

 

SUNCOAST COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Grant E. Bello

Brian C. Mercier

Tyler E. Berndt

Alexa Pamatat

Micah A. Bowonthamachakr

Emma E. Patterson

Kensuke S. Delisi

Anthony Perez

Rayan R. Dharia

Grace W. Sergent

Morgan N. Gerber

Kohki Taniguchi

Anushka Lakum

 


WEST BOCA RATON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Braeden Denny

Daniel A. Sanchez


WILLIAM T. DWYER HIGH SCHOOL

Anna C. Theissen

 


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