The following is a press release from Evanston Township High School:
The National Merit Scholarship Company (NMSC) annually recognizes U.S. high school students who demonstrate definitive marks of academic excellence. Eight ETHS students were named 2014 semifinalists in the National Merit® Scholarship Competition, and two students were named 2014 semifinalists in the National Achievement® Scholarship Competition.
The following ETHS seniors have been recognized by the NMSC.
National Merit Semifinalists: Emmanuel R. Dallas, Joshua E. Davidoff, Zachary B. Favakeh, Henry C. Magnuson, Rebecca E. Posner, Anna E. Winter, Nathan J. Shelly, Talia E. Weiss
National Achievement Semifinalists: Jonathan V. Denose, Taylor M. Sims
Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC's goals of honoring the nation's scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
The NMSC announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. High school students enter the National MeritProgram by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National MeritScholarships worth more than $35 million, to be offered next spring.
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, please visit the NMSC website at www.nationalmerit.org.