Eleven Upper St. Clair High School seniors were recently named finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Richard Carlson, Christian Chiu, Harrison Chui, Donovan Kohler, Richa Mahajan, Shay McDowell, Samantha Seewald, Ishaan Shah, Sophia Shi, Constantine Tripodes and Jason Zhang were selected on the basis of their SAT scores, grades, essays and letters of recommendation.

In September, the students were named semifinalists in the competition for scoring in the top 1% of all juniors completing the PSAT in October 2019.

As finalists, the Upper St. Clair seniors are now competing for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered and announced this spring. The program awards three types of scholarships: National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarships and College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships.

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