Ten SM East students and one SM North student have advanced to the finalist level in consideration of this year’s National Merit Scholars. Only 15,000 students across the country earn the distinction. Around 1.5 million students are named National Merit Semifinalists each year based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The students are:
SM East: Alexander J. Armer, Justin T. Armer, Xiao Lu, Brian W. Philipps, Utsa A. Ramaswami, Henry J. Recker, Robert L. Simpson, Margaret C. Swartz, Ada Throckmorton, Kevin L. Xu
SM North: Goldia M. Kiteck
A total of 19 high school students from the Shawnee Mission district made the finalist list. They will be among the candidates for this year’s National Merit Scholarships, to be awarded this spring.