National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Seventeen Indian Hill High School Seniors

National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Seventeen Indian Hill High School Seniors

Indian Hill High School is proud to announce that seventeen students from the class of 2013 have been recognized by the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program as Semifinalists or Commended Students.  Eight seniors were named National Merit Semi-Finalists and nine seniors were named Commended Students. These seventeen students represent 10% of Indian Hill High School’s senior class.

Each year, more than 1.5 million juniors from 21,000 high schools enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/MMSQT) in October. The following September, approximately 16,000 Semifinalists are announced by officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who enter the National Merit Program each year and commended students represent two percent of U.S. high school seniors who enter the program. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,400 Merit Scholarship awards, worth over $36 million.

Congratulations to these seventeen young men and women.

The eight Semifinalists are Casey Brewer, Catherine Fei, Aaron Hall, Laura Martz, Brynn McKenna, Laurin Schwab, Hugh Strike, and Alexandra Tracy.

The nine young men and women who have been named Commended Students are Sydney Ballish, Zejun Bao, Jennifer Blazic, Benjamin Burdette, Will Jaroszewicz, Joy Kim, Ajay Lingireddy, Reagan Wilkins, and Adina Zucker.

National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Seventeen Indian Hill High School Seniors

Standing back row, left to right – Jennifer Ulland, Indian Hill High School Assistant Principal, Casey Brewer, Aaron Hall, Hugh Strike, Will Jaroszewicz, and Benjamin Burdette.

Standing middle row, left to right – Joy Kim, Laura Martz, Brynn McKenna, Catherine Fei, Adina Zucker, and Dr. Antonio Shelton, Indian Hill High School Principal.

Seated, left to right – Reagan Wilkins, Sydney Ballish, Jennifer Blazic, and Laurin Schwab.