Congratulations to senior Ayush Suri, ’22, who has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. He is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists selected from high schools throughout the United States in the 67th annual competition.

Semifinalists represent the top scorers in each state, among more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT during their junior year, and about 1% of high school seniors in the U.S. attain semifinalist standing in the competition.

Ayush, along with his fellow semifinalists, will be invited to continue in the competition by completing a detailed application process that evaluates candidates’ academic performance, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and other honors and awards received. Based on those criteria, along with application essays and recommendations from school officials, the pool will be further narrowed to Finalists and then Scholars, with those announcements to come in the spring of 2022.

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