SCS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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(Memphis) Twenty-eight Shelby County Schools seniors were named 2014 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Semifinalists are selected based on students’ performance on the Preliminary SAT.

Those chosen can compete for nearly 8,000 scholarships worth more than $35 million that will be awarded in the spring of 2014.

Nearly 16,000 high school seniors across the nation, or less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, are selected as scholarship semifinalists by the NMSC each year. The highest-scoring PSAT students from each state are included in the pool.

To become finalists, students and their high schools must submit a detailed scholarship application that includes their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and honors or awards received.

The 2014 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Shelby County Schools are:

Arlington High School
Mikayla Correll
Jenna Mosier

Bolton High School
Daniel Moore
Lance Yu

Collierville High School
Kyle Ault
Saie Ganoo
Emory Padgett
Sandra Ritchie
Kevin Sun
Holliday Therrell
William Yao

Germantown High School
Jahnavi Jagannath

Houston High School
Hailey Baker
Stephen Glasgow
Jeremy McDuffie
Ian McLeod
George Richert
Don Shin

White Station High School
Ruby Arora
Sudeshna Barman
Zachary Billett
Anwesh Dash
Amy Donlon
Sarah Freeland
Abigail Geater
Kirk Presley
Luca Tanaka
Yuqi Zhang