Stu­pen­dous Schol­ars

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - NEWS -

LOWER GWYNEDD >> Six Wissahickon High School stu­dents made the list of Na­tional Merit Scholar semi­fi­nal­ists.

These high school se­niors have an op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue in the com­pe­ti­tion for some 7,500 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ships worth more than $31 mil­lion that will be awarded next spring.

The Wissahickon stu­dent semi­fi­nal­ists are, from left, Ed­win Kuffner, Wil­liam Bishop, Kyla Fre­nia, Ryan Zhao, Alex Wee and Caleb Zhang.

Over 1.6 mil­lion ju­niors in about 22,000 high schools en­tered the 2019 Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram by tak­ing the 2017 Pre­lim­i­nary SAT/Na­tional Merit Schol­ar­ship Qual­i­fy­ing Test, which served as an ini­tial screen of pro­gram en­trants. The na­tion­wide pool of semi­fi­nal­ists, rep­re­sent­ing less than 1 per­cent of U.S. high school se­niors, in­cludes the high­est scor­ing en­trants in each state. The num­ber of semi­fi­nal­ists in a state is pro­por­tional to the state’s per­cent­age of the na­tional to­tal of grad­u­at­ing se­niors.


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