2022 National Merit Semifinalist Recognized

Four GUHSD Students Earn National Merit Semifinalist Standing
Posted on 10/07/2021
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October 2021 – Academic excellence continues as Glendale Union High School District is pleased to announce that the following students have been named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program:

Lia Arencibia Rodriguez - Moon Valley High School

Henry Calkins - Sunnyslope High School

Ryan Cotter - Sunnyslope High School

Aria Gibbons - Thunderbird High School

On Wednesday, the Governing Board announced the 2022 National Merit Semifinalists during their regular meeting. All Semifinalists received recognition and a certificate of achievement from the GUHSD Governing Board. All those in attendance, including family, friends, and community members, were informed of the process to become a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Approximately 16,000 high school seniors across the United States were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2022 in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1.5 million juniors entered the 2022 National Merit Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as the initial screen of program entrants.

All Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $30 million. All scholarships will be offered in Spring 2022. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Approximately 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in Spring 2022.

Congratulations to our 2022 National Merit Semifinalists! 

 Lia Arencibia Rodriguez

Henry Calkins

Ryan Cotter

Aria Gibbons