Six Park City High seniors were notified today (9/11/19) that they have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for more than $31 million in scholarships that will be offered next spring.
The students include: Tosh Martin, Lane Myshrall, Owen Nagel, John Reko, Megan Stucker, and Jon Troxel.
“This is an unprecedented year. I’ve never worked in a high school where we have had six National Merit semifinalists,” said PCHS Principal Roger Arbabi. “We are so proud of the work they’ve done.”
These PCHS students now advance to the finalist level of the competition and represent 1% of U.S. high school seniors. More than 1.5 million high school juniors applied for the program.
The National Merit scholarship program was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 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 2020 National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April and concluding in July.