National Merit Scholarship Program Recognition
Wicomico School System Celebrates Semi-Finalists, Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Award Program
Posted on 11/12/2015

JMB National Merit

PHS National Merit

Eight Wicomico students
have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as semi-finalists or commended students based on their outstanding ability and potential for academic success in college.

The National Merit Scholarship Award Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955.  High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in a given year, 50,000 qualify for recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

At its Nov. 17 Awards & Recognitions Night, the Board of Education will present certificates of achievement to these students who have been recognized in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists have placed among the top 1% percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. These semifinalists will now compete for finalist status by fulfilling additional requirements.

Michael Y. Li, James M. Bennett High

Tiffany Pham, Parkside High

Commended students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

James M. Bennett High School: Arjun C. Agarwal, Abigail C. Bazin, Hannah Lee, Areej Shahid, Kevon G. Turnamian

Parkside High School: Luke Pitsenbarger