Sep 13, 2017

3 Pickerington Students Named NMSC Semifinalists

National Merit Semifinalists Amber Hamelin, Megan St. Hilaire, and Henry Huland

Three Pickerington seniors are part of the small percentage of high school students who have qualified as semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

This year’s semifinalists from Pickerington High School Central are Amber Hamelin and Megan St. Hilaire. Pickerington High School North’s Henry Huland also is a semifinalist.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Nearly 1.6 million high school students enter the program by participating in the Preliminary SAT exam during their junior year. Only 16,000 students become semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

These students will attempt to become National Merit finalists by filling out an application, writing an essay, collecting recommendations, taking the SAT and maintaining their high academic standing.

Congratulations to these great students, and thanks for making Pickerington proud!