Seven Students Named As National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program announced that 19 Arlington students are semifinalists in the 63nd annual National Merit Scholarship Competition. Semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state and represent less than one percent of the nation’s seniors.

Washington-Lee High School:

Christopher-Thomas Cordero

Johnston French

Jack Horton

Jayaprakash Kambhampaty

Benjamin McCracken

Kerry Meade

Lillian Wieland 

Merit Scholar designees must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying test performance. They also must demonstrate participation and leadership in school and community activities, and exhibit potential for success in rigorous college studies.

The National Merit Scholarship winners of 2018 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July, 2018.

APS Press Release