2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalists Announced
Thirteen Upper St. Clair High School students have been selected as finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
USC students designated as 2016 finalists are Christopher Adamo, Zian Chen, Jacob Heilman, Emily Hobart, Hunter Lantzman, Sarina Mak, Yein Christina Park, Joseph Paul, Akshay Prasadan, Mohammad Rahman, Hannah Tyger, Steven Wagner, and Ryan Whyte.
Approximately 1.5 million students from more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), an examination measuring critical reading, mathematics, and writing achievement that serves as an initial screen. Approximately 16,000 advance to become Semifinalists and about 34,000 are Commended.
NMSC will begin mailing scholarship offers to approximately 7,400 of the 15,000 finalists.
Congratulations to these students for their outstanding academic accomplishment.
National Merit Finalists (left to right) Mohammad H. Rahman, Ryan P. Whyte, Yein Christina Park, Sarina J. Mak, Christopher L. Adamo, Steven R. Wagner, Hunter D. Lantzman, Zian Chen, Jacob Heilman, Hannah T. Tyger, and Akshay Prasadan (not pictured Joseph D. Paul) have earned a certificate of merit and consideration for one of 7,000+ merit scholarships.