Berkeley Proud to Announce 10 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 Commended Students

Berkeley Preparatory School is honored to recognize 10 students who have been named as National Merit Semifinalists among approximately 16,000 students from across the country as part of the 63rd National Merit Scholarship Program. A total of 12 students have been recognized as Commended Students.

In order to qualify as a Semifinalist, approximately 1.6 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors.
 
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Approximately 90 percent of the Semifinalists are accepted to attain Finalist standing, and about half will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
 
Congratulations to the following students from Berkeley Preparatory School who have been recognized as Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition:
 
Andre Armero
Emma Edmund
Krishna Menon
John Patrick
Jackson Phifer
Samir Rajani
Prashanth Ramireddy
Sarah Sbar
Carson Weekley
Ryan Whelan

Congratulations to the following students from Berkeley Preparatory School who have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition:

Anuj Bhatia
Shyam Dewan
Isabella Diaco
Garrett Distasio
Batia Friedman-Shaw
William Governale
Erika Kudryk
Carlos Leche
Kaylah Lue
Kevin Ren
Samantha Schimmel
Maxwell St. John

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