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National Merit Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to MFHS National Merit Semifinalists Harrison Kennedy and An Lou!

Harrison and An are among 16,000 academically talented high school seniors with an opportunity to compete for more than 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million to be awarded in the spring.

According to NMSC, more than 1.3 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2024 program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT®. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

To become a Finalist, these seniors and their schools must submit a detailed scholarship application, providing information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores that confirm their performance on the qualifying test. More than 15,000 Semifinalists are expected to advance to the Finalist level. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists.

MFHS Ranks in the Top 8% of High Schools Nationwide
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