Five St. John’s School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among the 16,000 high school seniors continuing to compete for about 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring.
These academically talented semifinalists entered the program when they were juniors by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as the initial screening. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
St. John’s School would like to congratulate the following seniors for their academic achievement:
- Daniel Chong
- Felix Gong
- Justin Joseph
- William Su
- Ashley Yang
From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 seniors will be selected to advance as finalists in February. National Merit Scholarships, which includes 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships, about 1000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and some 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, will be offered in the spring of 2022.