National Merit Semifinalists

This month officials of the National Merit Scholarship Program announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th National Merit Scholarship Program.

High school juniors across the nation entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, 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.

These academically talented high school seniors have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million to be offered next spring.   

Congratulations to the following NDA Seniors for this outstanding accomplishment:

Catelyn Banks, Ruby Blue, Sylvan Pollock,  Sydney Selmensberger, and Virginia Ward

NDA is proud of you all!