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Cherokee Announces Two National Merit Scholar Finalists

As finalists, Erin Lin and Siddharth Parikh will be in the running for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million.

Pictured are: Eric Lin (left) and Siddharth Parikh (right)

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Cherokee is proud to announce that Erin Lin and Siddharth Parikh, who were selected as semifinalists in the fall, have now advanced to the finalist level.

As finalists, Lin and Parikh will be in the running for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million.

Each year, more than 1.5 million students across the country enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).


Of these students, approximately 15,000 semifinalists are notified that they have advanced to finalist standing.

Students who are chosen as scholarship winners are the strongest combination of academic skills; honors and awards; extracurricular accomplishments and leadership skills.

Learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Program at nationalmerit.org.

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.