FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VESTAVIA HILLS CITY SCHOOLS
September 13, 2017
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (VHCS) — 12 Vestavia Hills High School students were named National Merit Semifinalists today.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released its annual list of semifinalists earlier today. Semifinalists at VHHS include: Richard Fu, Nelson Mills, Robert Smith, Joshua Gray, Jacob Reiber, Macy McClurg, Yihan Zhong, Ginger Llivina, Sarah Zhao, Sidhvi Reddy, Chandler Clemmons, and Nicolas Aldana.
Just 16,000 students were named Semifinalists in this year’s competition, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced in a press release today.
The students were chosen as Semifinalists from some 1.6 million high school juniors who took the 2017 Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists represent the highest-scoring entrants in each state, and fewer than one percent of all entrants are named Semifinalists, according to the NMSC.
Finalists will be announced in early 2018. Those who earn Finalist honors will be eligible for approximately 7,500 scholarships worth more than $32 million, the NMSC said.
PHOTO: 2018 National Merit Semifinalists from Vestavia Hills High School. Back row, L-R: Richard Fu, Nelson Mills, Robert Smith, Joshua Gray, Jacob Reiber. Front row, L-R: Macy McClurg, Yihan Zhong, Ginger Llivina, Sarah Zhao, Sidhvi Reddy, Chandler Clemmons, Nicolas Aldana. Photo credit: Vestavia Hills High School
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