Sixteen students from Great Valley High School were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Semifinalists are: Charlotte Borger, Benjamin Dai, Matthew Discepola, Louise Dupoint, Eric Han, Jay Jagani, Brennan James, Riya Kinny, Anish Kodali, Divya Kothakapa, Leon Li, Bo Sun, Katrina Verano, Justenn Wang, Ally Wen, and Phillip Zhang.
There are approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and approximately half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.