National Merit 2022

Six Class of 2022 seniors recognized by National Merit
National Merit LogoH-F is proud to announce that two members of its senior class — David Gibek and Carter Langston — have been named semifinalists in the 67th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are two of approximately 16,000 students across the U.S. to receive this honor from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), based in Evanston. The H-F International Baccalaureate students — who are both interested in studying engineering in college — now have an opportunity to continue in the NMSC competition for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered in the spring.

High school juniors across the country entered the competition by taking the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT exam last fall. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. To move on to the finalist level, David and Carter must submit a detailed scholarship application — with help from H-F — in which they will provide information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. About 15,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level, and they will be notified of the designation in February 2022.

In addition to its two Class of 2022 National Merit Semifinalists mentioned above, H-F is also pleased to announce that four of its Class of 2022 seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students: Lucas Bouchie, William Goldberg, Samuel Starkenburg and Keisha Toguem. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit scholarships, they are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.