Twenty-five Parkway students named 2021 National Merit finalists
2/22/2021 -- Twenty-five Parkway seniors have been named finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students represent less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States. The Parkway students are:
Central High Nicole Bi Emily He Hannah Li Charles Rosenzweig Peter Schaefer Jack Williams Andrew Zhang
North High Daniel Grad Christopher Lau
South High Elizabeth Nolte Kaitlyn Ying Jason Zheng
West High Salma Ahmed Clementine Arneson Yusuf Hacking Nicholas Harms Sri Jaladi Skyler Ji Tyler Kinzy Katherine Montgomery McKay Morgan Eva Phillips Arie Rafiq Joseph Rosenberg Kesava Viswanadha
To become a finalist, students must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received. A finalist 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.
In the fall, approximately 16,000 students nationwide were selected as semifinalists, and 90 percent go on to become finalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $30 million.