PT National Merit

Peters Township High School's National Merit semifinalists

Five students from Peters Township High School have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The 16,000 semifinalists nationwide represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and include the highest-scoring students in each state.

Seniors Jackson Busche, Caleb Eynon, Wenhan Lu, Robyn Strazisar and James Wang now will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $30 million, that will be offered next spring. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.