Eighteen high school seniors from Edmond Public Schools have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.  

The prestigious scholastic competition recognizes students for academic success in the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of more than one million entrants each year. 

“We congratulate our 2022 semifinalists on this tremendous achievement,” said Superintendent Angela Grunewald. “These students push themselves academically, take advantage of leadership opportunities and volunteer in numerous organizations to improve their community. We are so proud of them and their success.”

Nationwide, 16,000 students were named Semifinalists. The pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The number is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth about $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.

Following are the names of each of the semifinalists:

Edmond Memorial High School

Preston Brann

William Cain

Irene Cui

Carson Crull

Timmi Mathis

Brooke Medley

Aurora White

Edmond North High School

Joshua Anthony

Abhishek Chataut 

Samual Doerflinger

Steven Fu

Trenton Paris

Shiv Patel

Sydney Saenz

Edmond Santa Fe High School

Emma Bradley

Jaclyn Fan

Brandon Robertiello

Mateo Subieta-Lazarte

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a nonprofit organization that operates without government funding that was established to conduct the annual National Merit program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share the goal of pursuing academic excellence.  

Gold Trophy on Blue Background