RHS Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
February 23, 2021
Ten Radnor High School Students Advance to Finalist Round in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program
All ten Radnor High School seniors that were previously named semifinalists have advanced to finalist standing in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Maya Casillas, Colin Cheshire, Jesse Conen, Shanti Hug, Brendan Hung, Richa Kuklani, Soo Min Lee, Dingmohen Li, Jane O'Grady, and Joshua Yoo join approximately 15,000 high school seniors from across the United States and are eligible for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will announce the Merit Scholar designees in four installments in April, May, June and July 2021.
About 1.5 million juniors in more than 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his or her high school had to submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provided information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
The entire Radnor Township School District community congratulates these seniors on their tremendous accomplishment and wishes them the best of luck moving forward!