13 GHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

Thirteen Greenwich High School students have been recognized in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, as Program Semifinalists.

The program is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships, based on their PSAT/NMSQT scores.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC), over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Ths test served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

“This is an impressive, national designation and we are so proud of these students,” said Greenwich High School Principal Mr. Ralph Mayo in a release from the district. “Their accomplishments are a great example of the academic achievements that our students are capable of, due to their hard work and determination, with the support and guidance of a best in class teaching staff. We are all cheering them on for further advancement in this program.”

More details on the formal recognition for these students by the Board of Education are forthcoming.

GHS 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists:

Meredith Blanchard
Chelsea Cleary
Claire Dobbins
Samuel Florin
George Gilfond
Joseph Hirsch
Anjali Kishore
Skyler McDonnell
Genevieve McQuillan
Wyatt Radzin
Iris Shi
Artemis Shung
Colin Speaker