Three HHS seniors named Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program
Three HTSD seniors have been named as Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship program.
HTSD is proud to recognize William Girard, John Hutton, and Amiya Johnson who were among the more than 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.
High school juniors entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
From over 16,000 Semifinalists, more than 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.