Congratulations to the 18 seniors in the Class of 2018 who have been named National Merit Semifinalists: Olivia Benoit, Sophia Fox, Alison Gill, Emma Gillanders, Sam Holmes, William Howlett, Nick Kime, Ben Langton, Kristen Mason, Dev Menon, Benjamin Remis, Armando Sånchez-Conde, Victoria Sansone, Hunter Sigmund, Liam Storan, Luanna Summer, Nathan Tung and Kaitlyn Wallace. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified the 50,000 top scorers from the 1.4 million juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of 2016. From that group, 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists and as such may continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition and advance to finalist standing by meeting a number of additional requirements.
In addition to the 18 semifinalists, the class claims 11 students who are commended in the program. Congratulations to seniors Clara Arnold, Adam Banga, Sammy Hermann, Audrey Jones, Alex Martyn, Melanie Molen, Minerva Pappu, Daniel Rinder, Ian Sajjapong, Ella Schmidt and Hutson Williams.