From left, West Bloomfield High students Colin Nancarrow, Chloe Pan, Aloysius Brenner, and Abhinav Reddy, along with Noah Erikson (not pictured) have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Photo credit: West Bloomfield Public Schools
West Bloomfield High students Colin Nancarrow, Chloe Pan, Aloysius Brenner, Abhinav Reddy and Noah Erikson have been named National Merit Semifinalists.
About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/NationalMerit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The program honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. School officials say it is rare to have such a large number of semifinalists from one school.
“This is a highly prestigious honor, and the West Bloomfield School District is very proud of these students and their achievements," principal Tom Shelton said.
Superintendent Dr. Gerald D. Hill said he is proud of "these exceptional, hard-working students."
Semifinalists may compete for National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million, which will be offered next spring.
Source: West Bloomfield Public Schools press release
Correction: The subtitle on this article has been corrected to reflect that students may now compete for finalist honors.