46 Dublin City Schools students named National Merit Semifinalists

These students are: Samuel Bachwich, Rama Balasubramaniam, Jacob Belding, Jacob Briggs, Emily Chen, Hsing-Liang Fu, Su Bin Hahn, Megan Harty, Annie Huang, Lauren Jennings, Nari Johnson, Sonya Kennedy, Aditi Kharabe, Yang-Ha Kim, Alexandra Klump, Daniel Lesman, Hanyu Li, Michael Lin, Jonathan Liu, Jessy Ma, William Ma, Anshuman Mishra, Brian Murphy, Faith Myers, Juhee Park, John Perez, Jacob Pietryga, Nishant Pradhan, Anish Ravipati, Shashank Sawant, Diva Shankar, Haewon Shin, Varun Sriram, Manami Suenaga, Veronica Thai, Natalie Thomas, Doris Wang, Yunyang Wang, Victoria Wu, Vivian Xia, Guozhen Xie, Angela Yang, Richard Yu, Michael Zeng, Abby Zhang, Michelle Zhang.

“These 46 students have earned a highly valued national recognition due to their outstanding scores on the PSAT test, a powerful indicator of college readiness,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “Congratulations to them and their families on this prestigious designation.”

Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist. In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the materials provided to each Semifinalist.

In February, Semifinalists are notified by mail at their home addresses that they have advanced to Finalist standing. High school principals are notified and provided with a certificate to present to each Finalist.

The semifinalists will be recognized at a Board of Education meeting in October.

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