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2017 National Merit Scholars Announced


The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has notified Council Rock High School North that eight students have qualified as National Merit Semi-Finalists. These students are:

Calin F. Blauth

Sean Condon

Lauren D’Amelia

Timothy W. Gehrsitz

Mason J. Luff

Dana R. Novikov

Abir S. Vatsyayana

Dorothy Zhao 

These individuals outscored 99.5% of those students taking the exam nationwide. All eight will continue in the competition for finalist standing. Attainment of semi-finalist standing is one of the nation’s highest scholastic achievements.  


In addition to its eight semi-finalists, Council Rock High School North has also been informed that fifteen students have been designated Commended Students in the 2017 Merit Program. Commended Students include the following: 

Annalise M. Abraham
Solomon C. Abrahamson
 Yamen Alimam
Matilda M. Brilleman
Margaret A. D'Auria
Mary Kate Eshelman
Jacob T. Feibusch
Hadley Grundman
Elizabeth M. McCullough
Benjamin E. Melnick
Evan Minnigh
Chaitanya V. Nimmagadda
Regina Salzer
Alexander N. So
Erin D. Toohey  

            A Merit Program spokesperson commented, “These young men and women have demonstrated outstanding academic potential by their high performance in the extremely competitive Merit Program. In a nation that values excellence, it is important to publicly recognize the attainments of our scholastically talented young people and to credit schools for the important part they play in their development. We hope this recognition will help to broaden the educational opportunities and serve as encouragement to them and other able students to develop their abilities to the fullest.”