Five Brunswick seniors were announced on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, joining 16,000 students nationwide.
The group of semifinalists — James Cabot, William Ewald, Parakram Karnik, Ryan Kulsakdinun, and Henry Sorbaro — were selected for their outstanding academic record and for their superior performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
All semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,250 National Merit Scholarships, worth nearly $28 million and to be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level.
“These boys follow their passions in and out of the classroom with dedication, intelligence, and curiosity,” Head of School Thomas W. Philip said. “They are not only so accomplished in their academic endeavors but also in their extracurricular pursuits.
“We are proud that they are representing Brunswick on a national level, as their fine character matches their academic prowess.”