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Shirley Xie '21 named a semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship Program

Senior Shirley Xie is among the 16,000 semifinalists nationwide in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. 

Around 1.5 million juniors from 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Only 15,000 students are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. Congratulations Shirley!



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