Newark High School Senior Steven Chiacchira has been named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, qualifying based on his score in the 2018 Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Of the 1.5 million juniors nationwide who took the test, about 16,000 have been selected as semifinalists. Semifinalists have scored in the top 1 percent of all students who took the test.
Finalists in the program will be notified in February 2020; to become a finalist, students must sibmit a scholarship application and meet other requirements. Out of an expected finalist pool of 15,000, about 7,600 National Merit Scholarships will be awarded.
Congratulations to Steven!
More information about the National Merit Scholarship program is available by clicking this link.