Twenty SM Students Meet National Merit Scholarship Requirements

Congratulations to the 20 Santa Margarita juniors who met the requirements to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program. These students took the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and have shown outstanding academic potential.

Each of these students is among 50,000 of the highest-scoring participants who will be recognized as either Semifinalist or Commended Students in the fall. From the 50,000 high scorers nationwide, about 16,000 will be named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. Another 34,000 students will be commended for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Semifinalists then continue in the competition for about 7,600 Merit Scholarship awards to be offered in 2022. 

Ashley E. Prentice

Ashley H. Kim

 Audrey Jackson

 Carolyn Gasper

 Charlie N. Ambrose

Dagny S. Streit

Daniel Palfi 

Elijah Y. Lee 

Helen Cueyoung Lee

John Britt 

 Leyton J. Breese

Lott C. Steffey 

Marcus Lansing

 Megan Lin

Mikayla S. Gargantiel

Natasha Gulbrandsen

 Nathan Morrow

Ruihan Xu 

 Ryka R. Vahidi

Xiyue Dong