National Merit Semifinalist

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Congratulations to senior Jessica Nardulli who has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists competing for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships in the 62nd annual competition.

About 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). All semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2017. Congratulations and Best of luck to Jessica!