Ten RCDS seniors that were named National Merit Semifinalists in September have been selected to advance to Finalist standing.
From top (left to right): Liam Bieber, Nicolas Briano, Andrew Felton, Deepta Gupta, Matthew Harkness, Max Hines, Josep Pujadas, Jason Russo, Alik Shehadeh, David Thurston.
These students are part of a competitive pool of approximately 15,000 National Merit Scholarship Finalists nationwide. Beginning in March and continuing through mid-June, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement in high school students, notifies approximately 7,600 scholarship winners.
To advance to Finalist standing, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements, including completing an application, having a consistently very high academic record, writing an essay, being endorsed and recommended by a school official, and earning high scores on the SAT or ACT.
Congratulations and best of luck to the finalists!