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High School Students Selected as Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program


September 17, 2021

Twenty-One Unionville High School Students Selected as Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

(Kennett Square, Pa.) – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that 21 Unionville High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

“The Unionville High School community is extremely proud of the 21 Members of the Class of 2022 who have been named as this year's National Merit Semifinalists,” stated Dr. James Conley, UHS Principal. “While these students are being recognized for their academic prowess, what is most commendable about this year's recipients, however, is their integrity, service, and resilience. Over the past 18 months, the leadership demonstrated by these students to improve our school community is exemplary.”

Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were named in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors 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. 

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships in which students are entered by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) - one that serves as an initial screen of program entrants each year. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. This includes providing information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees:

Jack B. Blackadar

Chirag Choudhary

Alenka O. Doyle

Saanvi S. Garg

Emily T. Harper

Simon A. Hjaltason

Kriti Kalary

Jamie R. Keglovits

Andy Z. Li

Juliann B.Muntz

Aniruddh Mutnuru

Nandhini Parthasarathy

Ansh R. Patel

Ibraheem W. Qureshi

Michael J. Scali

Meera Sehgal

Arnab Sircar

Sivani Srinivasan

Brandon S. Tsai

Robert Want

Emma X. Yin