National Merit Semifinalists announced
National Merit Semifinalists announced

Cincinnati Country Day School seniors Stephen Fatuzzo and Trevor Puckett have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists now can compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million, to be offered next spring.

"What an accomplishment for our two National Merit Semifinalists!" said Upper School Head Jenn Weinheimer. "We are always proud to see Country Day students celebrated for their talents and hard work. Country Day is fortunate to share this moment with Stephen and Trevor, and we're hopeful for their chances to advance."

Students become semifinalists by achieving high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). More than 1.6 million juniors from about 22,000 high schools took the test last fall.

The two semifinalists scored in the top 1% of the nation's high school seniors and are among 16,000 students named semifinalists nationwide. Of the semifinalists nationwide, 90% are expected to advance to the finalist level.

National Merit Semifinalists Stephen Fatuzzo and Trevor Puckett.