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2024 National Merit Finalists

2024 National Merit Finalists

Three students from South Oldham High School, Ethan Hutchcraft, Noah Kavorkian, and Sophie Gnadinger; and one student from North Oldham High School, Vaishnavi Pendyala, are 2024 National Merit Finalists.

Each year, about 1.5 million students are entered into consideration in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students were first chosen as semifinalists based on PSAT/NMSQT scores. Only about 16,000 students — about one-third of the high scorers — are named semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. About 90% of semifinalists attain finalist standing and more than half of finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. The 2024 National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced later this year.