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Thumbnail Image for Article 5351Nicholas Detter named a National Merit Semifinalist
Posted Date: 09/14/2016

Congratulations to Nicholas Detter at ACHS for being named a National Merit Semifinalist! Nicholas will compete with other academically talented seniors for an opportunity for one of some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million. 

The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The pool consists of students who scored the highest on the SAT/PSAT in each state, proportional to the state’s percentage of graduating seniors. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a scholarship. The Finalists will be notified in February.