EDISON — Seven Wardlaw-Hartridge School students who took the 2011 Preliminary SAT met requirements to enter the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program: Max ernandez-Webster of Edison, Chetna Kewalramani of Colonia, Ashni Mehta of Piscataway, Kush Mody of Edison, Ali Naqvi of South Plainfield, Kimberly Son of Woodbridge and Pranali Soni of Edison.
Each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of some 1.5 million entrants. From this pool of 50,000 students, approximately 16,000 will be named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists and about 34,000 will be commended for their performance. Semifinalists will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for about 8,300 National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2013.
The National Merit Scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a test that serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year–and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.