Congratulations to these CHS students who have been named the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Finalists:
Koray S. Akduman
Luka S. Bassnett
Pablo J. Buitrago
Josephine E. Gillette
Jack L. Hansell
Grace N. Homann
William C. Redington
Saida C. Robles-Razzaq
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition where students can potentially get recognition and qualify for scholarships based on their PSAT score. High school students can become eligible for the program by first taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).
The PSAT/NMSQT has questions specific to the National Merit Scholarship Program, and students' responses to these questions help determine whether or not they qualify.
In February, about 15,000 Semifinalists advanced to Finalist standing. Within the Finalist group, winners are chosen for the Merit Scholarship based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. About 7,500 finalists will be selected to receive a Merit Scholarship in between the beginning of March and mid-June.