Congratulations to Belmont High School’s Andrew Giorgio, Maggie Liu, Emma Pierce-Hoffman, Anya Zhang, and Kaiwen Zhang for being named Belmont High School’s 2016 National Merit Scholarship Semi Finalists.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 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. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.