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Desert Vista students named as Semifinalists in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

On Wednesday, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program out of approximately 1.6 million entrants. 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, Semifinalist 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. 

Desert Vista High School is proud to recognize the following students as 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:

Megan Chen

Jessica Condon

Lauren Jobe

Jonathan Pak

Evan Travis

Michelle Wei

James Wen

Mutian “Jerry” Xin

Nathan Zhang

Congratulations, and GO THUNDER!