Four Wyoming High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically-talented students, Thompson Blade, Samuel Easton, Sandhya Iyer, and Paul Rutherford, are among the 16,000 students from across the nation who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered this spring.
To qualify as a semifinalist, students earned top scores on the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Millions of students in tens of thousands of high schools take the exam each year. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
"It is such a great accomplishment to be recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist. These students exemplify determination and Wyoming Pride. Not only are they great students but they are great people,” said Wyoming High School Principal James Stallings. “Congratulations to Thompson, Sam, Sandhya, and Paul! "