Seven MHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announce that seven Manhattan High School students were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program – Elizabeth Hohn, Elizabeth Kim, Ethan Myer, Alejandro Ortiz, Allen Zhang, Robert Zhang, and Stepan Zharkov.
“The Manhattan High School community is very excited and happy for our National Merit Semi-Finalists,” states MHS Principal Michael Dorst. “Their constant dedication to school, hard work, activities, and the support from their families, teachers, and friends, is what makes this recognition possible. We appreciate them and what they do for our school.”
From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the national’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.