National Merit Students

  • National Merit Finalists

    Lake Park High School senior Aanika Parikh has been selected as a Finalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test. The Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student's self-descriptive essay and information about the Semifinalists' participation and leadership in school and community activities. 


    National Merit Semifinalists

    Lake Park High School senior Aanika Parikh has been selected as a Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition. She was selected based on test scores of the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and represents less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors.

    To become semifinalists, the students must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed by their school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. They must also submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes a self-descriptive essay and information about their participation and leadership in school and community activities. The approximately 16,000 semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards, worth $30 million. 


    National Merit Commended Students

    Six Lake Park High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Commended Students are: Sara Afreen, Nishant Mistry, Abigail Pichay, Isaac Sentman, Mikayla Tesolin, and Emma Weishaar. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million juniors who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). 

     
    National Hispanic Recognition
     
    Twelve Lake Park High School seniors have been selected for the 2021 National Hispanic Recognition Program Award. The selected students are: Elizabeth Arias, Nicholas Barthelotti, Michael Furlin, Andrew Hernandez, Bryan Mendoza, Sarah Pena, Tristan Phillips, Antonio Pinto, Olivia Ramirez, Victor-Emmanuel Torres, Jacob Vera, and Joshua Viola. The College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies academically outstanding African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or students who attend school in a rural area or small town. Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT.