Highlights & Achievements

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

2020 National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalist2020 National Merit® Scholarship Program SemifinalistsLake Forest High School Semifinalists:
Clawson, John A
Kapsalis, Garifalia M
Lee, Elaina H
Murray, Kenneth C
Ortell, William
Quan, Rachel Y
Saginur, Carrie A
Ward, Carson
Wong, Megan W

National Merit Commended 2020:
Nika A Belova
Matthew T Casper
Alexander N Clark
William Dee
Laine Gamrath
William P Gardner
Emily Hart
Christine Jie
Lara E Keim
Ethan D Lane
Sydney J Leonardi
Gianluca Minetti
Grace E Mockus
Jane A Mockus
Sidney J Pettit
James A Randolf
Benjamin L Rosa
Benjamin W Scott
William T Shen
Alex S Slomba
Anna C Spitzer
Andrea Urdaneta
Chloe P Warsek
Mark J Winick
Courtney J Woloson


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