Howard Yeh, senior at Reitz High School, has been named a semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program due to his exceptional academic promise. Yeh is one of only 16,000 students in the United States to be named a semifinalist.
The students received the distinction based upon scores from the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
As a semifinalist, students are only one step away from being named a finalist and in contention for thousands of dollars worth of scholarships. To advance to the finalist standing, semifinalists must continue to excel in the classroom and receive a high score on the SAT. Semifinalists will be notified in February if they have been named a finalist.
In addition, the following students were named Commended students and were recognized as being among the top five percent of students in the nation:
- Kristina DiDomizio, Reitz High School
- Bryce Hart, Reitz High School
- Thomas Clawson, New Tech Institute
- Zachary Conroy, North High School
- Ariel Allen, Harrison High School
- Aaron Lynn, Harrison High School
Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.