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National Merit Semifinalist

National Merit Semifinalist

September 15, 2021

St. Catherine of Siena Academy is pleased and proud to announce that Saran Nimmagadda, Class of 2022, has been selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a Semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

More than 1.5 million students from over 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program when they took the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT. The 16,000 Semifinalists, who are the highest scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors, have been selected to compete for roughly 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring.

In February, approximately 15,000 Finalists will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from that group of finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

We congratulate Saran on this achievement and wish her luck as she continues to prepare for the next phase of the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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