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Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists
Five Cor Jesu seniors have been named 2021 National Merit Semifinalists. Congratulations to Piper Ancell, Emily Gurley, Isabel Lee, Bridget Noonan and Kathryn Theissen.
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7600 National Merit Scholarships. Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 PSAT which served as a screen of the program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one-percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.