recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Principal Jessica Raba is proud to announce that Andrew Semelka has been named as one of 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semelka has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
Also recognized was Thomas Schreckinger, who has been named a Commended Student by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from LuHi and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Mrs. Raba to this scholastically talented senior at a schoolwide chapel assembly on October 19. Although he will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).