The 2013 annual National Merit Scholarship Corporation finalist list was released recently to high schools across the nation and Homestead High School's 14 semifinalists all moved on to the finalist stage.
Cupertino Patch has the full list of finalists of Cupertino-based students here.
There were about 16,000 semifinalists, and the program expected about 15,000 of those students to advance to the finalist level.
More than half of the finalists will go on to compete for a Merit Scholar® title and portion of the National Merit Scholarship worth more than $32 million.
About 1.5 million juniors at more than 22,000 high schools nationwide entered the 2013 competition. Honors for the award are based on “exceptional academic ability”, and “potential for success in rigorous college studies” the organization said in a statement.
If you have a child who attends a private school and lives in Cupertino and is not on this list, please send the pertinent information to Anne Ernst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL
Alexander, Katherine M.
Ferrari, Matthew R.
Gizdarski, Konstantin E.
Lin, Harrison L.
The list of semifinalists can be found in the Sept. article National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist List Released.