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Shawnee High School Announces National Merit Semifinalist

Semifinalists placed in the top one percent of the more than 1.6 million students who took the 2020 Preliminary SAT’s/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Sydney Nguyen of Shawnee High School accepts her award. (Photo Credit: Christian Hochenberger)


Medford, NJ – Shawnee High School is proud to congratulate Senior Sydney Nguyen who has been named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Sydney will join the nationwide pool of approximately 16,000 academically talented high school seniors to compete for the finalist places and the National Merit Scholarships.

Semifinalists placed in the top one percent of the more than 1.6 million students who took the 2020 Preliminary SAT’s/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The recently announced semifinalists are the highest-scoring students in each state.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship, each Semifinalist must fulfill several requirements in order to advance to the Finalist level of competition, including submitting a record of their academic performance, community service, and honors and awards.

The National Merit Scholarships will be rewarded in the spring of 2022.

About LRHSD

The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,850 students from eight communities in Burlington County.

The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland.

The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 97.4% and an average combined SAT score of 1139.

A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.

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