5 Natick Students Are National Merit Semifinalists

NATICK – Five Natick High School students have been named semi-finalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The semi-finalists were announced on Wednesday and include approximately 16,000 high-school seniors that will go on to compete for the scholarships that will be offered next spring.

More than 90 percent of the semi-finalists will be named as finalists for the scholarship, according to the media release.

More than 1.5 million students applied for the highly competitive scholarship and the semi-finalists represent less than 1 percent of all high-school seniors in the U.S.

For each state, the number of semi-finalists is proportional to that state’s percentage of the total graduating seniors in the country.

Here are the Natick High semi-finalists for the scholarship:

  • Jason M. Frey
  • Grace G. Jung
  • Emma W. Koskovich
  • Jacob E. Moldover
  • Madeleine Verity

To become a finalist, students and the high-school official must submit a detailed application.

The application must contain information about a student’s academic record, leadership abilities, the honors and awards they’ve received, but additional information.

Students will find out in February, if they are a finalist.

The scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April 2020.

About half of the finalists will receive scholarships, according to the media release.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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