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Students Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

Westminster School Sixth Former Sung Min Cho was named a Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is among approximately 16,000 academically talented high school seniors to have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded next spring.
High school juniors entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
Sung is a boarding student from Westfield, Mass., who has taken a rigorous course of study and earned high honors during his Westminster career. He is a member of the Prefect Board, co-editor-in-chief of The Westminster News, co-captain of First Boys’ Cross Country, co-president of Global Forum and co-head of Westminster Model U.N. He has also been awarded the Brian Ford Writing Prize, and was a finalist and runner-up overall in the 2021 WALKS Constitutional Essay Contest.
“I want to take a moment to thank the Westminster faculty who have so generously devoted their energies to my education, the men and women who illustrated to me the power of rigorous thinking and the thrill of fearless inquiry,” said Sung.
To advance to the Finalist level of the competition, each Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide additional information about the Semifinalist’s achievements in a variety of areas. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2022 will be announced beginning next April and concluding in July.

In addition, about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation were recognized for their exceptional academic promise and received a letter of commendation. Among those are Sixth Formers Isaac Mullen, Charles Pappas, Jonah Prentiss and Kellen Seeley.

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