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Belmont High School Names Four National Merit Semifinalists

Of 16,000 selected from across the country.

Belmont High School Principal Dan Richards announced this week that four Belmont High students were named Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

They include:

  • Ben Goodman
  • Evan Green
  • Anqi Wan
  • Katherine Zolner

Of the Belmont semifinalists, half – Goodman and Green – were members of the Belmont High School Economics Challenge team that won the National Championships back in May.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic scholarship competition for recognition and college scholarships administered by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Each year a total of approximately 10,500 scholarships are awarded through NMSC programs, which represents less than 1 percent of the initial pool of entrants.

The 16,000 semifinalists nationwide are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent less than one percent of the state’s seniors. About 7,800 finalists will be awarded up to $35 million in scholarships.

Liz Allison September 19, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Great news. To put it in perspective: with around 3.5 million high school seniors, BHS's performance is 300% (3x) of the average for all US high schools. And good to see that the young economists made a major contribution.

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