On Wednesday, September 14, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year's semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Twenty-five Regians advanced amongst over 16,000 students across the country, recognized for their academic excellence and pursuit of learning.
Semifinalists were named after an initial screening of scores from the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT exam, taken during students' Junior year. The 16,000 honorees represent less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States, and will now move on to compete for 7,250 National Merit Scholarships to help fund their continued education. These awards are estimated to be worth nearly $28 million.
In addition, 24 Regians were given the National Hispanic Recognition Award, and 5 were given the National African American Recognition Award. Both awards are bestowed nationally amongst juniors and seniors, and were developed by The College Board to better connect students from traditionally underrepresented communities with colleges/universities, broadening pathways to higher education. 61 students were recognized as National Merit Commended Students.
National Merit Scholarship winners will be named in late spring. Congratulations to all our students for these tremendous honors!
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists (Class of 2023): Brandon Ally, Damien Cavallo, George Cheung, Jun Choi, William Cihra, Nathaniel Croce, Sebastiano Egan, Aidan Gouley, Jonathan Hartanto, Sean Healey, Jason Jang, Andrew Joel, Antonio Jun, Philip Konrad-Parisi, Taylor Kruse, Thomas McCarthy, Dean Minello, Aidan Moran, Matthew Murawski, Daniel Ngiam, Roy Park, Tobias Platt, Carlton Roe, Sergio Santander, Matthew Spinelli
National Hispanic Recognition Award Recipients: Adhyatman Agarwala '24, Agustin Gonzalez '24, Alex Zhindon-Romero '23, Alexander Graber '23, Brandon Raposo '23, Caleb Lee-Kong '24, Camilo Calderon '23, Cristian Sicha '24, Francesco Agnello '24, Jacob Chase Javellana '23, Jeremiah Baez '23, Joaquin Dowling '24, Joshua Severino '24, Kevin Juzeniw '23, Matthew Ramos '23, Nick Parra '23, Rafael Baez '23, Raymond Provost '23, Rory Brett '23, Sebastian Espinal '23, Sergio Santander '23, William Pilecki '24, William Lee '23, Zachary Serban '24
National African American Recognition Award Recipients: Caleb Lee-Kong '24, Daniel Gaffey '23, Joaquin Dowling '24, Ralph Osias '23, Raymond Provost '23
National Merit Scholarship Commended Students (Class of 2023): Brandon Ally, Jacob An, Daniel Calderon, Damien Cavallo, George Cheung, Jun Choi, William Cihra, Andrew Cimmino, Finnigan Cowan, Nathaniel Croce, Max Dingli, Luke Donoghue, Michael Donohue, Austin Durkin, Sebastiano Egan, Sebastian Espinal, Jonathan Flanigan, Alexander Giordano, Aidan Gouley, Patrick Grimes, Jack Grondin, Andrew Haddad, Jonathan Hartanto, Sean Healey, Brendan Heaney, Jason Jang, Daniel Jarka, Jacob Chase Javellana, Olivier Jawornicki, Neil Johnson, Antonio Jun, Hugh Kane, Edward Kerwin, Philip Konrad-Parisi, Taylor Kruse, William Lee, Leonardo Lobaccaro, Gabriel Margolies, Jake Maskara, Thomas McCarthy, Matthew McNamara, Dean Minello, Aidan Moran, Matthew Murawski, Michael Nelson, Daniel Ngiam, Henry Noonan, Brian Park, Roy Park, Leonard Phung, Tobias Platt, Joseph Portas, Carlton Roe, Sergio Santander, Christopher Sewkumar, Matthew Spinelli, Shane Stesner, Carmine Tepedino, William Tinson, Alex Zhindon-Romero, Peter Zuccarello