Twenty-eight Orange County Public Schools high school students, including 11 from local schools, have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students listed below were among more than 1.6 million juniors in an estimated 22,000 high schools who took the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year and met program participation requirements.
DR. PHILLIPS – Jordan Kocarek and Griffin Martin
OLYMPIA – Kallen Cunningham, Neta Epstein, Elle Ferguson, Pavan Iyengar and Alesha Wallen
WINDERMERE – Guilherme Bejar, Aaryn Brown, Julia Kendall and Zachariah Wade.
These seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered in the spring.