Each year in early September, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announce the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists from across the country. This year, we congratulate seven Bishop’s seniors for earning this opportunity.
Alexandria Cotton, Robin Gong, Andrew Kessler, Lucy Liu, Eric Pan, Evan Ren and Jeffrey Wang will “continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring,” according to the NMSC’s Sept. 9 press release.
To become finalists, students will submit an in-depth scholarship application that details their “academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.” In addition to being endorsed by their school, these students must also submit an essay for consideration. Finalists will be selected and announced in February 2021.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.