National Merit High Scorers
Twenty-six Fox Chapel Area High School rising seniors are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and have met the requirements to enter the 2020 National Merit® Scholarship Program. The students are: Paige Asbury, Amelia Bothe, Jackson Boychuk, Hanna Chen, J. Oliver Choo, Hazel Cline, Oskar Ernharth, Claire Fenton, Rachel Ferris, Rajeev Godse, Evan Gu, Noah Hertzman, Abigail Miller, Zeynep Ozkaya, Christiana Paljug, Leda Perdriel-Arons, Anzu Sekikawa, Sina Shaikh, David Shin, Jake Sperry, Shane Susnak, Ameya Velankar, Felix Veser, William Wang, Michael Weiss, and Aaron Wu. Approximately 1.6 million students took the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT and these Fox Chapel Area students are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants on that test from across the nation.
Approximately 16,000 of these highest scoring students will be named National Merit Program Semifinalists in September 2019, representing the top scorers in each state, and approximately 34,000 of the students will be commended for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. The Semifinalists will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for about 7,500 Merit Scholarship® awards to be offered in 2020.