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Meet the seven Pingry seniors—equally committed in the classroom as they are in their sport—who earned this year's conference, county, Prep, and state honors. 

Seven Seniors Are Semifinalists in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

Seven Pingry seniors are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Now in its 65th year, the program honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Including these seven students, 45 Pingry students have been semifinalists over the past five years.

Stuart Clark
Anjali Kapoor
Ashna Kumar
Brian Li
Ashley Lu
Collin Wen
Robert Yu

To enter the 2020 program, 1.6 million juniors took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The national pool of semifinalists includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Approximately 15,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to the finals, and 7,500 National Merit Scholarships will be offered next spring. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test, and demonstrate leadership and participation in school and community activities.

Contact: Greg Waxberg ’96, Communications Writer