From an October 1, 2021, Everett Public Schools press release.
Four outstanding Everett Public Schools seniors have been named as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
Ryan Cho, Alan Fu, and Kiran Hubbard of Henry M. Jackson High School; and Everett High’s Audrey Weir join about 16,000 other students nationwide who qualified for this prestigious honor.
Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who achieved the highest scores on the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT).
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application that includes information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, honors, and awards received.
A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and write an essay.
Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is a United States scholarship competition for recognition and university scholarships administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a privately funded, non-for-profit organization based in Evanston, Illinois.