2017 National Merit semifinalists

Four students from Osseo Area Schools (from photo top left to bottom right: Ashvin Pidaparti, Daniel Du, and Ethan Donaldson of Maple Grove Senior High; and David Nguyen of Osseo Senior High) have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants on the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

Semifinalists demonstrated an outstanding academic record throughout high school, were endorsed and recommended by a high school official, wrote an essay and earned SAT scores that confirmed the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test. 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.

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