The Peoria Unified School District is celebrating seven National Merit semifinalists from four of its high schools.
Approximately 16,000 students were selected nationally to compete for 7,250 National Merit Scholarships, worth $28 million.
Less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide are chosen as semifinalists.
To be chosen as a semifinalist, high school juniors have to score exceedingly well on the Preliminary SAT/National Qualifying Test. Finalists are chosen in the spring.
This year’s National Merit semifinalists from Peoria Unified include:
Centennial High School
Ephraim Joel Esmas
Ironwood High School
Liberty High School
Sunrise Mountain High School
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship or the National Achievement Scholarship Program, visit www.nationalmerit.org.
For information on the Peoria Unified School District, visit www.peoriaunified.org.
Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley and is home to 42 public schools, with more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona.