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Sycamore High School Boasts 13 National Merit Semifinalists

national merit semifinalistsThirteen Sycamore High School seniors were just named semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholar program, placing them in the top one percent of high school seniors in the U.S.

The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability based on their performance on the PSAT taken during the junior year.

Sycamore’s 2022 National Merit semifinalists are: 

  • Madison Boni
  • Pierce Bruner
  • Kevin Dong
  • Jake Hertzman
  • Anelise Kim
  • Kasey Lowe
  • Benjamin Lu
  • Reece Pandilidis 
  • Vivian Qian
  • Megan Radakovich
  • Maya Sethuraman
  • Joshua Willis
  • Alexondra Xie

These talented students are part of about 16,000 national semifinalists who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 scholarships worth $33 million that will be offered next spring. In February, around 15,000 Semifinalists in the nation are notified by mail that they have advanced to Finalist standing. The number of semifinalists in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. 

In the next few weeks, Sycamore High School will also announce the names of students who earned commended status in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program.