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National-Merit-Semifinalists-2021Congratulations to University High School seniors Jeremy Smart, Leanne Alsatie, Shay Orentlicher, Aisha Kokan, and Max Pfeffer, who were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program this month.

These five University High School seniors will continue on in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million. From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. The nationwide pool of National Merit semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.