Thirteen Greenwich High School (GHS) students have been recognized in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program, as Program Semifinalists. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships, based on their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) scores.
According to the National Merit® Scholarship Program (NMSC), "over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state."
Greenwich High School Principal Mr. Ralph Mayo shared, "This is an impressive, national designation and we are so proud of these students. Their accomplishments are a great example of the academic achievements that our students are capable of, due to their hard work and determination, with the support and guidance of a best in class teaching staff. We are all cheering them on for further advancement in this program."
More details on the formal recognition for these students by the Board of Education are forthcoming.
GHS 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists:
- Meredith Blanchard
- Chelsea Cleary
- Claire Dobbins
- Samuel Florin
- George Gilfond
- Joseph Hirsch
- Anjali Kishore
- Skyler McDonnell
- Genevieve McQuillan
- Wyatt Radzin
- Iris Shi
- Artemis Shung
- Colin Speaker
About the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by 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.