Fifteen Haverford School seniors recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program
Fifteen Haverford School seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program, including seven who were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
The semifinalists include Jingyuan Chen, Jay Crowther, Matthew Kang, Joey Kauffman, Colin Kelly, Kiran Mistry, and Owen Yu. The annual National Merit Scholarships, 7,250 awards totalling more than $28 million, will be awarded in the spring.
The Haverford School students are among 16,000 candidates to be placed on the semifinalist list, whittled down from more than one million nationwide applicants. The boys represent some of the highest Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) Selection Index scores in Pennsylvania.
Eight Haverford School boys were recognized as Commended Students for, according to the program, "exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test." These students are Nathan Mirin, Robert Murray, Rory Nesbitt, Zach Shah, Jaiden Shuchman, Willys Silvers, Megh Tank, and Evan Wang.
“We are so pleased to celebrate this tremendous accomplishment by so many of our Upper School students,” said Mark Fifer, Head of Upper School. “The boys recognized have contributed greatly to our School, so it is fitting that their intellectual agility and vibrancy is acknowledged by the National Merit Scholarship Program.”
To be considered for the scholarship, each student must complete an application, write an essay, and receive strong scores on their PSAT/NMSQT.