Nichols seniors Rockwell Tang '18, Nate Thompson '18, and Isabella Cruz '18 have been chosen as Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. National Merit Scholarship Corp. is a not-for-profit organization that awards about $33 million in scholarships annually. Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships awarded each spring.