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Meet Our 2021 National Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to our three National Merit Semifinalists! We can't wait to see what they accomplish next.

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 7,600 National Merit Scholarships offered next spring.

Meet our National Merit Semifinalists:

Sophie Anderson
Ambassadors President, four-year Varsity Cross Country, Math, Science, English and Spanish National Honor Society, active member of the National Charity League and Feminists for Change Club

"I hope to double major in Biochemistry and Spanish in college with the plan of attending medical school afterwards."

Agustina de Urtubey
 Representative of the Latinas Unidas Club, member of National Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, and National Spanish Honor Society

"In college, I want to study Industrial Engineering because I am passionate about math and science and love problem-solving."

Kathleen Tschoepe
Dance, Global Advisory Council, Science National Honors Society President, Soles to Souls President, Co-Founder of the Ursuline Ping Pong Club, Girl Scouts

"I want to study Biomedical Engineering because it's the best way for me to combine my interests in medicine, math, and science in a collaborative community. I want to solve medical problems to make patients’ quality of life and care infinitely better, and I hope to make that impact not only on another’s life but also on the medical world at large."