2013-14 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named its 2014 semifinalists. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is represented by 38 students at nine high schools.

The semifinalists are:

Ardrey Kell – Manas K. Agrawal, Seok Jin Hong, Soonmin Hong, Rohan Sharma

David W. Butler – Moriah Sharpe

Cato Middle College – Casey W. McGuirt

Mallard Creek – Kevin M. Rabel

Myers Park – Rudolph Banny, Emily P. Brown, Meredith K. Freeland, William H. Fuller, Alexander F. Griffith, Kristen N. Heritage, Nathaniel K. Holderman, Emily G. Shannon, Ann K. Steele, Andrew H. Sun, Hannah Wang, Ivy W. Zerkle

North Mecklenburg – Hannah P. Bensky, Jack A. Bradford, Christopher J. Pirrung

Math, Engineering, Technology and Science at Olympic – Henry T. Yadon

Providence – John Benjamin P. Adams, Jared E. Blum, Sarah S. Fellman, Madison C. Gabriel, Brandon S. Greenblatt, Saikiran Gudla, Willis Y. Lu, Prayag Pershad, Sharath Rama

South Mecklenburg – Ellen P. Adams, Zachary J. Marcus, Robert P. Medlin, Zachery Montgomery, Alison J. Roeth, Siqiao Wang

These CMS students join approximately 16,000 others from across the country vying for approximately 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $35-million.  They became eligible for semifinalist status by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) as juniors and being among the highest-scoring students in the state.

To become a finalist, the semifinalists must submit a detailed scholarship application from their school and themselves. Finalists will be announced in Feb. 2014 and the winners announced in spring.

In 2013, CMS had 10 National Merit Scholarship winners.

For more information visit www.nationalmerit.org.