On September 15, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of this year’s semifinalists in the 67th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Included in the roughly 16,000 high school seniors in the running are 19 Regians, recognized for their exceptional academic accomplishments and pursuits of excellence.
Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program began the process as high school juniors, who took the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT Exam as an initial screening. 16,000 students were ultimately selected, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Students will now compete for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships offered next spring, worth nearly $30 million.
In addition, 21 Regians were recognized as National Hispanic Recognition Scholars, and 6 were recognized as National African American Recognition Scholars. Including students in both their junior and senior years, these programs were developed by The College Board in order to connect students from underrepresented communities with national universities, award them recognition for their academic achievements, and create pathways to college. 49 Regians were also recognized as National Merit Scholarship Commended Students.
Winners for the National Merit Scholarship program are expected to be announced beginning in April 2022, and will join more than 362,000 other students across the country who have earned this distinguished honor.
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:
|Juan Alvarez Adam Auer Donovan Barcelona Haddon Barth Alexander Chan Christopher Chan Gjon Curanaj Preston Ferraiuolo Adrian Gilly Alexander Greene||Adam Imam Julien Jerkovich William Liao Samuel Ngiam Jaden Oh Kyle Rea Aidan Schmidtt Joonsub Shin Ethan Zhang|
|Jeremiah Alonso Juan Alvarez Maximus Beato Wilkin De Los Santos Michael Donohue Andrey Fernandez Adrian Gilly Alexander Graber Ilan Guerrero Reinaldo Guttierrez-Villegas Sebastian Huerta||Anthony Ippolito Antonio Lobaccaro Leonardo Lobaccaro Eric Noriega Kyle Rea Alessandro Reda Jacob Salazar Frederick Teich Anthony Torricella Alex Zhindon|
|Jeremiah Alonzo Wilkin De Los Santos Julius Dorsey||Gregory Guerrier Jacob Salazar Michael Tesfaye|
National Merit Scholarship Commended Students:
|Max Antonini Joseph Bannon Maximus Beato Nicholas Bianco Andrew Boyce Sebastian Cardena Ian Cass Connor Connolly Aidan Cooke Austin Crouchley Vincent D'Addona Arthur Daunt Wilkin De Los Santos Andrew DeSanto Michael Dinelli Colin Fitzgerald Renzogio Garcia Zachary Garipoli John Guerriere Reinaldo Gutierrez-Villegas Luke Jovanovic Benjamin Kaiserman Hartley Kilman Phillip Krauss Maxwell Kurjakovic||Andrew Kwok Tyler Liao Colin Liau John Majsak Daniel Math Christopher Mecane Aidan Metz Declan O'Malley Aidan Pelea Jason Piechota Joseph Rachiele Curran Schestag Carlo Serraino Ryan Shanahan Eamonn Slattery Aidan Slovinski Daniel Spiezio Seunghyun Sung Michael Tesfaye Anthony Torricella Bryant Valiente William Villasi Alexander Von Lehe Julian Zeitlinger|