Bloomington students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Published on Sep 14, 2022
National Merit Semifinalists

Jefferson seniors Charlie Grant, Adam Lueth and Kennedy senior Maisie Pederson are semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students are candidates for a merit scholarship.

More than 1.5 million high school juniors entered the 2023 National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

Nine Bloomington students earned National Merit Commended Student status, which recognizes students for outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are Jefferson’s Aidan Busse, Colin Carnish, Benjamin Lodwick, Ellie Paulson, Abigail Pearson, Tiffany Tian, Irene Zheng; and Kennedy’s Siri Anderson and Audrey Crippen.