National Merit semifinalists pictured with Principal Becker

The 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program announced semifinalists today, and their list includes four students from Maple Grove Senior High (as pictured with Principal Becker from left to right):

  • Heather Breidenbach
  • Jordan Chacko
  • Shreya Golakoti
  • Zachary Majorowicz

The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

Semifinalists demonstrated an outstanding academic record throughout high school, were endorsed and recommended by a high school official, wrote an essay and earned SAT scores that confirmed the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.