Moorestown Friends School senior Edward Gelernt was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.
This academic honor indicates that he scored in the 99th percentile or above on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2014, from a pool of about 1.5 million juniors from 22,000 high schools.
Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors.
Edward is part of a group of approximately 16,000 high school seniors who are now eligible to apply to become Finalists, and they have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million.
The National Merit Scholarship winners of 2016 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 315,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.