William Warms one of our volunteers have made the cut! William is a National Merit Semi-Finalist! Congratulations Will!
37 JCPS Students Are National Merit Semifinalists
By Mark Hebert
September 21, 2023 - Thirty-seven Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) students are in the running for National Merit Scholarships. The 37 seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists. The academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered in the spring.
“Congratulations to these seniors who have earned this recognition,” said Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of JCPS. “Being a National Merit Semifinalist is a big deal. It’s also a reflection of the hard work these students have put in as well as the excellent JCPS teachers who have played a substantial role in their achievement and success.”
A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
The overwhelming majority of the 16,000 Semifinalists will advance to the Finalist level and be eligible for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships. Another 4,640 scholarships are financed by corporations and business organizations or institutions of higher learning.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a not-for-profit organization that operates the program without government assistance. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 320 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
Here is a list of the JCPS Semifinalists and their high schools:
Atherton High School
Ballard High School
duPont Manual High School
Jaci Baker Green
Natalie L. Caragianis
Ruth Kouokam Monoue
Samuel B. Limbong
Henry E. Martin
Lee T. Nagel
Felix F. Rogers
Anvitha R. Srineni
Elizabeth B. Wallace
Eastern High School
Aaron J. McDonald