Ten St. John’s School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. A total of eleven semifinalists have been selected on Guam. They are among the 16,000 high school seniors continuing to compete for about 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.
These academically talented semifinalists entered the program when they were juniors by taking the 2021 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:
- Elizabeth Chen
- Elizabeth Chua
- Jin Chung
- Miwa Gudmundsen
- Seungho (Sunny) Kang
- John Zachary Robato
- Siwen (Lulu) Shao
- Mark Wang
- Justine Xu
- Kasey Xu
Of the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 seniors will be selected to advance to the Finalist level in February. National Merit Scholarships, which include 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships, about 950 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and some 3,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, will be offered in the spring of 2023.
Update: Seungho (Sunny) Kang has also been selected as a semifinalist.