Earlier this month officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The North Broward Preparatory School students include: Daniel Ardity, Kyrylo Boiko, Grant Cooper, Cannon Johns, Dylan Jost, Mathew Morejon, Mathew Morejon, Megan Mui, Drew Peterson, Joseph Quatela and Yiheng Zhu.
These academically talented high school seniors have an 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.
“We are so proud of this year’s Semifinalists,” said Bruce Fawcett, head of school, North Broward Prep. “These students have remained committed to academic excellence throughout their time here at NBP. This recognition is a testament to their hard work and perseverance and is well deserved.”
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, 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.
At North Broward Preparatory School we think beyond the traditional classroom to transform learning and provide our students with innovative educational opportunities so that they love coming to school. Through rigorous academics we inspire students to learn without limits, pursue and explore their passion and think critically and creatively. Our teachers are talented, world-class professionals and we take a personalized approach to learning by getting to know each child's interests, strengths, and learning style. As a result our students become confident, effective communicators, are self-driven, and are successful in college and in life. To learn more go to www.nbps.org.