Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently released the names of only 16,000 semifinalists nationwide for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Semifinalists must now fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level and qualify for one of the more than 7,500 scholarships worth over $30 million that will be awarded in spring 2021. Of the 16,000 semifinalists, about 90% are expected to attain Finalist standing, with more than half of those finalists expected to earn a National Merit Scholarship.

To advance to the Finalist phase, semifinalists must submit an application detailing participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.  The application also requires that a semifinalist have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed by a high school official, and provide a written essay.  National Merit Scholarship Finalists will be announced in February 2021, with National Merit Scholarship winners announced in April 2021.

Students representing Elkhorn Public Schools include:

  • Vincent Barger
  • Marvin Larweh
  • Elijah Lubberstedt
  • Luke Meisgeier
  • Benjamin Morrow
  • Torin O’Rourke
  • Kaylie Pham
  • Chad Preble
  • Nolan Williams
  • Hudson Windrum
  • Zoe Zimmerman

Elkhorn Public Schools is proud to recognize these students for this achievement and for their continued commitment to excellence in all facets of their education and involvement in both their schools and their community.