National Merit Semifinalists

Category : Awards

6 PV Students Named as National Merit Semifinalists

Friday , October 07 , 2016

The National Merit® Scholarship Corporation has released the names of the 2017 National Merit® Semifinalists. PVSchools is proud to have six students from Horizon High School and Pinnacle High School qualify as Semifinalists.

Approximately, 16,000 students have been notified that they have qualified as a Semifinalist in the 62nd annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. These students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the 2017 National Merit® Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

PVSchools National Merit® Semifinalists are:

Horizon High School

Maria Bodansky, Sarah Bodansky, Vikas Reddy, Jack Shaffstall and Shailee Shah

Pinnacle High School

Daniel Christl

To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements provided to each Semifinalist. Semifinalists will be notified in February 2017 if they are selected as a finalist. Learn more about the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation.