Twenty-seven Edmond Public School seniors are among an elite group of high school seniors nationwide to be named Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The district has the most 2020 Semifinalists of any public or private school district in the state.
The prestigious scholastic competition recognizes students for academic success in the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Edmond’s Semifinalists include five from Edmond Santa Fe High School, 10 from Edmond North High School and 12 from Edmond Memorial High School. “Each one of these Semifinalists is an exceptional learner, leader, and problem-solver,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “We commend them for their academic focus, determination, and resolve and look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future.”
Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for millions of dollars in scholarships. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® award. Many colleges and universities, including the University of Oklahoma, offer comprehensive scholarships to students named Finalists including study abroad opportunities.
The names of Edmond’s National Merit Semifinalists are as follows:
Edmond North High School:
Jim Y Huang
Dawid Livingstone Kasanga
Edmond Memorial High School:
Edmond Santa Fe High School:
For more information on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, go to www.nationalmerit.org.