Eight seniors have been named 2021 National Merit Semifinalists and 26 seniors have been named National Merit Commended students. Congratulations go to (left to right/top to bottom in photo): Semifinalists Justin An, Walker Bagley, Charles Fallon, Carl Justice, John Lomax, Nolan Lopez, Mateo Morris and Henry Palmer. Semifinalists can go on to compete for Finalist standing and ultimately, for a National Merit Scholarship.
Congratulations also go to Brophy's 26 Commended students: Benjamin Aguilar, George Anton, Ethan Ballecer, Jackson Bernreuter, Andrew Chong, Nicholas Cicora, Amit Das, Joseph Ditullio, Finn Dowdall, William Hays, Kellan House, Andrew Kort, Ryan Loo, Luke Maledon, Ian Martinez, Davis McHenry, Connor Pitts, Luis Reyes, Connor Roland, Joseph Schillinger, Pablo Torres-Lopez, Benjamin Travis, Rajveer Walia, Steven Watson, Daniel White and Nathan Zonn.
Students entered the 2021 competition their junior year when they took the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) which serves as an initial screen of program entrants. Nationally, over 1.5 million juniors from approximately 21,000 high schools took the test with about 16,000 students qualifying as Semifinalists and about 34,000 qualifying as Commended students.