Somerville High School Students Recognized
by National Merit Scholarship Program
Megan Flynn and James Liu, students at Somerville High School, have been named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Four other SHS students, Joshua Clarkson, Rebecca Dry, Caroline Evans, and Courtney Johnson have been named Commended Students by the NMS program.
Approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
As semifinalists, Flynn and Liu will move forward in the competition and now must submit a detailed scholarship application. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. The scholarship recipients will join more than 323,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title by taking the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT®.
Clarkson, Dry, Evans and Johnson placed among the top five percent of those 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition and are being recognized for their exceptional academic performance.