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Penn boasts 12 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Principal Sean Galiher and Penn's 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
Principal Sean Galiher and Penn's 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.

 

Penn High School Principal Sean Galiher announced that 12 Penn students have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Penn’s number of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists is the second most among Indiana high schools.

 

Richard Chapple, Abbie Clay, Rajeev Datta, Andrew Kaboski, Noah Lang, Lyvia Li, Kyler Logan, Yewon Oh, David Simonetti, Seunghoon Sun, Karen Wang and Peter Yang were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.

 

“We are extremely proud of these students,” Galiher said. “This accomplishment is a culmination of the great efforts of these students including all the wonderful teachers they have had while attending P-H-M schools.”

 

Approximately 16,000 students across the nation were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

 

More than 1.5 million juniors at 21,000 high schools participated in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2018.

 

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and are the highest scoring entrants in their state.