Thirteen Students from Millburn High School Honored as National Merit Semifinalists
Millburn High School Principal Dr. William Miron announced today that thirteen senior students from Millburn High School have been selected as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are Charles Baker, Nicholai Dimov, Varun Goel, Amanda Huang, Rockie Jiang, Elizabeth Liu, Livia Maguire, Qi Shan, Isabella Song, Kevin Wang, Alexander Weiss, Allison Yuan, and Ethan Zhang.
They are among 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide, the highest-scoring entrants in each state on the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 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. About 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.
Millburn High School also has 52 students who have been named as Commended Scholars. 34,000 students, more than two-thirds of the 50,000 high scorers receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.
Millburn’s Commended Scholars are:
Somil Agarwal, Dean Ah Now, Stephanie Bai, Mikayla Barber, Julia Cai, Matthew Chan, Siya Chandrashekar, Francisco Del Campo, Jacob Delidow, Eden Elder, Mehul Ghosal, Theodore Goldman, Jessica Gulati, Eric Guo, Riya Gupta, Rohan Gupta, Hannah Hirsch, Timothy Hong, Alex Huang, Ananya Jain, Grace Jia, Anusha Kejriwal, Joanne G. Kim, Joshua Kirshenbaum, Michelle Kunin, Annie Lu, Laura Liu, Alexander J. Ma, Vikram R. Mahendru, Nikhil P. Malhotra, Andrew Nuzzolo, Morgan Osmun, Austin Peng, Ryan Potechin, Peter Powar, David Shustin, Sanah Singh, Raunaq Sinha, Jocelyn Song, Derek Sun, Annie Tan, Stephan Togher, Alexandra Ustilovsky, Tanwi Wangikar, Vincent Williams, Kristen Wong, Dengtong Xia, Cindy Xiong, Justin Xiong, Jeannie Z. Zhao, Liwen Zhou, Allen Zhu.
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.