Students score at top in nation
Skaneateles High School junior Alex Wulff has been named a semifinalist in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He is one of about 16,000 semifinalists from around the country, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). In addition, five other Skaneateles High School students have been named Commended Students.
Wulff and the other semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.
This means Wulff is in the top one percent of scorers out of the 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools who took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
The five Skaneateles High School seniors who have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program are Emma Goodell, Sophie Kush, Olivia Nye, Antony Panasci and Rachel Teixeira. They received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.
They are among 34,000 commended students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. They placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).