Niles West Semifinalists Announced for National Merit Scholarship Program


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By Razina Ahmed, Academics Editor

This year, 17 D219 students qualified as semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. This program selected students based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), with the nationwide group of semifinalists representing about less than one percent of U.S high school seniors.

Those who qualified have demonstrated a strong academic talent throughout their high school career and can apply to become a finalist in the program by submitting a detailed scholarship application with an academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and any honors/awards received.

Congratulations to the nine Niles West Semifinalists: Anthony Avram, Lily Carey, Richard Chen, Theodore Clarke, Gabrielle Feliciano, Henry Gussis, Leah Ju, Christian Montgomery, and Alex Thoppil. Our school community is very proud of all your academic achievements!