Seniors Daniel Sharkey and Elaa Singh have been named semifinalists in the first round of the National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Around 16,000 semifinalists were chosen for the 62nd annual academic competition based on exemplary scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, given in the spring.
Students are selected for finalist status based on criteria including academic excellence, participation in school and community activities, leadership experience and potential to succeed in college.
About 15,000 students are expected to become finalists, announced in February.
Congrats, Daniel and Elaa!