Congratulations to the two Ursuline Academy seniors who have been recognized as Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program!
The seniors are:
- Isabella Mihalic
- McGilley Simons
According to a news release issued by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a total of approximately 16,000 students across the U.S. were named National Merit Semifinalists this year. These seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.
About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
About 1.6 million juniors nationwide entered the 2018 National Merit Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and are the highest scoring entrants in each state.