Andover, Mass – Andover High School Principal Caitlin Brown is pleased to announce that Owen Chanthaboun, Owen Chen, Larry Liu, Jade Nair, Jennie Wang have been named as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. These Andover High School seniors will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring.
“Owen, Owen, Larry, Jade and Jennie have excelled academically and worked hard for this recognition,” said Caitlin Brown, principal at Andover High School. “It is an incredible opportunity to be selected as a semifinalist and we are proud of their achievements.”
These students represent some of the most academically talented students in our country and this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of academic success. 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 the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
“The National Merit Scholarship process is very comprehensive and it is quite an honor to be nationally recognized for academic achievement,” adds Dr. Magda Parvey, superintendent of Andover Public Schools. “We wish Owen, Owen, Larry, Jade and Jennie the best as they move into the finals.”
Semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalists’ level and it is from this group that all National Merit Scholarship winners will be chosen. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level. In February, 2022, they will be notified of finalist designation. 7,500 National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
About National Merit Scholarship Corporation: Established in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to NMSC are tax deductible by the donor. NMSC conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships