Nine WHS students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

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Wyoming City Schools congratulates the nine Wyoming High School students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Seven students from Wyoming High School have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists: Mia Hagenauer, Ethan Jobalia, Seth Kahn, Alexander Rhodes, Louis Rosenberg, Isaac Towne, and Stefanie Zidarescu.

2021 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Julia Maddie
Julia Hitt Maddie Palmer

Two Wyoming High School students have been recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars: Julia Hitt and Maddie Palmer.

More than 1.5 million students in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of about 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, included the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. All Wyoming High School National Merit Semifinalists met all the requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2021.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by the NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC's goals of honoring the nation's scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

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