Mason Celebrates Most National Merit Semifinalists in School History

Mason Celebrates Most National Merit Semifinalists in School History

Mason High School is celebrating the achievement of 23 students who were recognized by the National Merit Scholar Competition for 2015 - the most in school history!


Julianne Berry, Alexander Chung, Andrew Gao, Clare Hagen, Prajwal Hegde, Kedi Hu, Wenrui Huang, Caleb Kim, Kevin Liu, Divya Manoharan, Dennison Min, Vighnesh Ramesh, Amith Rao, Jeet Shah, Daniel Song, Radhika Upadhye, Divya Vinod, Sriharsha Voleti, Anthony Wang, Hao Wu, Singyi Yen, Alvin Zhang and James Zhu are National Merit Semifinalists.  They are among 16,000 of the nation's top students, less than one percent of high school seniors nationally, who will go on to compete for the prestigious National Merit Scholarships.  These corporate, college, and National Merit scholarships will be awarded to finalists between April and July, 2016.


MHS Interim Principal Dave Hyatt congratulated the students for their accomplishment. “We’re extremely proud of these Mason High School students. They have made a huge impact on their teachers, on their classmates, and are poised to make a huge impact on the world. When I think about the future, I know that with students like these at the helm, we are in great hands.”


The students will be recognized by the Board of Education on October 27, and during the October 16 football game.


The National Merit Scholarship Program is a prestigious academic competition for recognition and scholarship that began in 1955.  High school students enter the National Merit Program as juniors by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test --a test which serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year-- and by meeting additional program requirements.

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