King Seniors (L to R) AJ Degrado, Oona Nash, and Ethan Marsh were announced on Wednesday, September 13, as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Aj, Oona, and Ethan are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists named by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors top academic ability and potential for college success.
Ethan comments, "It is an honor to be one of the three National Merit Semifinalists at King, and to be in the company of such esteemed scholars."
The semifinalists were chosen based on their scores in last fall's Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, taken by about 1.6 million high school juniors. They represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. These seniors, most of whom will advance to finalist status, must submit a scholarship application that includes an outstanding academic record, a recommendation from their schools, an essay, and SAT scores than confirm the results of the PSAT.
AJ comments, "I am very excited to have become a semifinalist and King definitely helped me achieve it." Oona adds, "This is a tremendous honor and I am excited to move on to the next phase of the competition."
Congratulations to AJ, Oona, and Ethan! King is extremely proud of their academic accomplishments and also their strong commitment to our community.