National Merit Finalists

Thirteen Ames High School seniors have been named finalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) mailed Certificates of Merit to principals across the country, notifying them of the students who have advanced to Finalist standing in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

To become a Finalist according to the NMSC, students must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. Semifinalist students must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. 

Congratulations to these Ames High School Finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program:

  • Silvia A. Aydinyan 
  • Lara I. Baker
  • Jason H. Chen
  • Hannah Huang
  • David L. Kim
  • Yujin J. Kim
  • Victoria G. Kyveryga
  • Erik C. Nelson
  • Mitchell H. Oh
  • Connor W. Schroeder
  • Jasper A. Shogren-Knaak
  • Sarah S. Song
  • Simeon T. Steward