SUDBURY – Six students from Lincoln-Sudbury High School were named National Merit Semifinalists.
There were about 16,000 students named semifinalists across America.
The students are:
- Sonali Das, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
- Nicola Donland, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
- Madison Johnson, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
- Amelia Pillar, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
- Spencer Reith, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
- Joy Ren, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
The seniors are competing for about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million. The winners will be announced in the spring.
Students were chosen after taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The semifinalists are among the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1% of high school seniors in the U.S.
To become a National Merit Scholar Finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, have an outstanding academic record, participate in school and community activities, display leadership, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn a qualifying SAT or ACT score.
Finalists will be named in February.
Approximately half of the finalists will become National Merit Scholarship winners.
The winners will be announced starting in April.